U-boat Assault on America

Why the U.S. Was Unprepared for War in the Atlantic
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Published:December 15, 2017
The "Second Happy Time" was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America's east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler's marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (December 15, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1473887282
  • ISBN-13: 9781473887282
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 X 9.3 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb
  • “This new book looks at the US failure to protect its merchant ships during the first months after joining Britain in the war against the Nazi - Very Highly Recommended.” —FIRE Reviews
  • “Brown has written a superior book … [with] an intelligent selection of photographs.” —The Australian Naval Institute
  • “This is a most interesting study of the bureaucratic inertia, political blindness and willful ignorance that so often affects governments.” —Baird Maritime
KEN BROWN has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the east coast of the United States for more than three years. He has published several articles in World at War magazine.

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