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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.

Harper and Row, New York, 1990, 1st edn. (stated), xxii, 490pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagram in text, maps at endpapers, grey paper covered baords with red cloth lettered in silver at spine, , 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 bumped upper tips of boards, edges tanned, dustwrapper: light creasing at extrems., very good in a near fine dustwrapper,
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 19.74 | JPą 3055] Book number 44138

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