Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945 by John Terraine

By John Terraine

Two times inside 25 years Britain used to be threatened with hunger via the risk of the U-Boat. during this research of submarine war, the writer explains why Winston Churchill wrote "the purely factor that ever nervous me in the course of the conflict was once the U-Boat peril". until eventually it have been conquer, the Anglo-American access into Europe in 1944 may were very unlikely. John Terraine concentrates at the opponents themselves, either German and Allied, yet doesn't omit the 3 major components within the equation - the political, the army and the technological, in addition to the intelligence, the guns and the units either side hired on the way to outwit one another. He additionally makes a speciality of the scuffling with males on both sides, seeing the motion from "where it used to be at".

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It could n o t have been phrased more clearly, or more c y n i c a l l y , and this machiavellian trap functioned to perfection. I n M a r c h 1942 the fatal decision was taken to adopt the Lindem a n n p l a n , and this step marked the beginning of the third and final phase i n the bombing strategy of the A l l i e s . I t was to w e i g h heavily o n the future of the w a r , and of the whole w o r l d i n general. TERROR BOMBING AND T H E DESTRUCTION OF DRESDEN 39 Once the prmciple of terror-bombing was accepted, i t was earnestly pursued as a war policy and carried out w i t h increasing intensity u p to 1944 and the opening weeks of 1945.

Paul's, Lord H a n k e y , w h o subsequently wrote a famous w o r k entitled Politics, Trials and Errors, and the Labour M e m b e r of Parliament, R i c h a r d Stokes. " O n 6 t h M a r c h the German propaganda campaign achieved i n London a success i t could h a r d l y have hoped for before: the occasion was the first full-scale debate on the air offensive since February 1944 w h e n the Bishop of Chichester h a d raised the whole issue of area bombing of c i v i h a n targets i n Europe.

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