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, xxii, 490pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps at endpapers, red paper covered boards backed with red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, an account the German naval campaign against the American mercantile vessels off the east coast of North America during WW2, when Admiral Dönitz, 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, no edition stated, no ISBN, probable book club edition, edges a little tanned and foxed, lightly rubbed at spine ends, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at extrems. repaired to rev erse, spine sunned, old price label rear panel, light overall soiling, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Keywords: war ww2 navy u-boat battle atlantic usa rnps a/s trawlers