Atlantic Nightmare: The Longest Continuous Military Campaign in World War Ii [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B08YJV73RK | 2021 | 12 hours and 9 minutes | M4B@128 kbps | 662 MB
Author: Richard Freeman
Narrator: Will Huggins
No other battle of the Second World War lasted longer than the 2,075 days of the Battle of the Atlantic. It raged from the opening day of the war in September 1939 until it ended almost six years later with Germany’s surrender in May 1945. Vital supplies of food, fuel, and the raw materials needed by the Allies to wage war had to be transported in merchant ships in escorted convoys across the Atlantic Ocean, where they were at the mercy of German U-boats and warships. At first, many were lost. The fall of France in June 1940 gave the U-boats bases on the Atlantic coast, and U-boat production increased, allowing the Germans to now hunt in "wolf packs".