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Gannon, Michael, - OPERATION DRUMBEAT - The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II.

HarperPerrennial, New York, trade paperback, 490pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagram in text, decorated upper wrapper, an account the German naval campaign against the American mercantile vessels off the east coast of North America during WW2, when Admiral D÷nitz, commander of submarines and the senior naval officer during the Battle of the Atlantic formulated Operation Drumbeat in early 1942 to take advantage of USA's lack of preparedness for a naval war, (an episode when USA approached the UK for help resulting in Britain sending 24 Royal Naval Patrol Service anti-submarine trawlers as well as whalers and corvettes), with detailed research of the German archives and contributions from interviews with US, British and German veterans the author has been able to relate in detail the planning and execution of the Operation, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, wrappers lightly creased, remainder mark in ink lower edge, very good,
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 US$ 13.08 | JPą 2026] Book number 42395

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