CONVOY SC122 AND HX229 Climax of the Battle of the Atlantic, March 1943


In just 20 days in March 1943, the U-boat Wolf Packs sunk almost 100 merchant ships – threatening to cut Britain’s vital Atlantic lifeline. The climax came when two convoys set out from New York, and Admiral Donitz deployed 42 U-boats to ambush them. Nearly 30 ships and seven U-boats were lost in the ensuing battle which in r retrospect can be seen as the climax of the Battle of the Atlantic. This book tells the enthralling and heartbreaking story of one of the Second World War’s crucial turning points.

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