OPERATION DRUMBEAT

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OPERATION DRUMBEAT
The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591143024
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Era: WWII
  • Number of Pages: 529
  • Subject: History
  • Date Available: March 2009
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In the first eight months of 1942, German submarines sank nearly 400 Allied freighters and tankers along the U.S. Atlantic coast with a loss of more than 5,000 merchant seamen and sailors—twice the number of fatalities at Pearl Harbor. This book helps readers understand the complexities of the long Battle of the Atlantic by examining those disastrous early days of war and following the U-boats into action.

The book traces the voyages of five U-boats to their destinations as they sink twenty-five ships unmolested by the U.S. Navy, which failed to follow through on British intelligence warnings. It also provides a compilation of personal stories from crewmen and officers of U-123 and from the Allied sailors and merchant seamen cast adrift in lifeboats by the U-boat's torpedoes. A bestseller when first published in 1990, it is now back in print as a trade paperback.
 
Michael Gannon taught history at the University of Florida from 1967 to 2003, retiring as distinguished service professor. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Secret Missions and Black May. He lives in Gainesville, FL.
 

"A ripping good yarn of submarine warfare, espionage, and geopolitics." —Los Angeles Times

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operation drumbeat
Saturday, January 2, 2010
By: Joseph Troyer
Great book with lots of little known detailed information.
 

 
 

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