The Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic As a nation Britain has always depended on supplies of food, oil, and raw materials from overseas. Such was the importance of this seaborne trade that in 1939 Britain s merchant fleet was the largest in the world. However, Hitler was determined to cut these maritime lifelines and bring Britain to its knees. It was a battle in which both sides sought to win the war of numbers, of technology, of planning and of intelligence.
Packed with rare imagery and expert analysis, this special publication tells the dramatic story of the longest campaign of World War Two a battle that lasted 2,075 days, from the first to the very last.