Mr. Offley has been a career military journalist for four decades, He is the author of two books about the Battle of the Atlantic: Turning the Tide: How a Small Band of Allied Sailors Defeated the U-boats and Won the Battle of the Atlantic (Basic Books, 2011), and The Burning Shore: How Hitler’s U-boats Brought World War II to America (Basic Books, 2014).

Articles by Ed Offley

Type IXB U-boat U-123

The Drumbeat Mystery

By Ed Offley
February 2022
When the German U-boat offensive hit the U.S. East Coast in early 1942, the U.S. Navy had assets and intel—but was confoundingly unresponsive. Why?