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What's best read on BOTA ?

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  1. spark802

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    What's best read on the Battle of the Atlantic ...non-fiction

    ive ready read Far distant ships and Black may


    thanks
     
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    Have you read Samuel Eliot Morison?
     
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    Or Clay Blair?
     
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    Jurgen Rowher?
     
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    Still a very good starting point is Donald MacIntyre's 'The Battle Of The Atlantic'. Despite being written in 1961 it has stood the test of time well and is regarded as a true classic. It's helped also by the fact that the author was senior officer of the 5th Escort Group in the Battle, being awarded the DSO with two bars and a DSC. It has been reprinted many times and is easily available.
     
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    John Terraine Business in Great Waters: U-boat Wars, 1916-45. (1999) John Terraine was one of the great British military historians.

    Dan Van der Vat - The Atlantic Campaign Paperback – 1 Oct 2001
     
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    The role of Ultra in the Battle is important in understating the situation. Find a book that includes that information.
     
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    No, but thanks for name
     
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    Dont want a big heavy book by him
     
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    I've read some things by Clay Blair mostly Pac theatre of ops.I could look what hes written bout BOTA
     

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