almediah.fr
» » Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War)

Download Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War) eBook

by Clay Blair

Download Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War) eBook
ISBN:
0679640339
Author:
Clay Blair
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Modern Library; First Edition edition (June 6, 2000)
Pages:
944 pages
EPUB book:
1469 kb
FB2 book:
1173 kb
DJVU:
1373 kb
Other formats
mbr txt rtf lit
Rating:
4.1
Votes:
983


Hitler's U-Boat War the Hunted, 1942-45 (Vol 2)Paperback. Also, while writing two volumes that cover every almost every aspect of the U-Boat war, Blair does not do a very good job describing the tactics and capabilities of the U-Boats and the escorts.

Hitler's U-Boat War the Hunted, 1942-45 (Vol 2)Paperback. While describing the campaign at the operational level, he never gives the reader a good picture of the tactical capabilities of the U-Boats or their equipment and weapons, or of the men who crewed them on the almost-suicide missions.

Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942. So you see, you can say anything about world history. The Alien Enemy Act of the US Congress A file in the online vers. 26 MB·311 Downloads·New!. Panzertruppen 2: The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force ¥ ¥ Organizations ¥ Tactics Combat Reports ¥ Unit Strengths ¥ Statistics. The Concise Encyclopedia of World War II 2 volumes (Greenwood Encyclopedias of Modern World Wars). 82 MB·3,850 Downloads·New!

Hitler's U-Boat War book. Start by marking Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War) as Want to Read

Hitler's U-Boat War book. Start by marking Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 (Modern Library War) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Clay Blair served in combat on a submarine in the Pacific, attended Tulane and Columbia universities, and became the national security correspondent for Time, Life, and The Saturday Evening Post. He has published hundreds of magazine articles and twenty-five books.

Hitlers U-Boat War: The Hunted 1942-45. com User, August 24, 2000.

Hitler's U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945, المجلد 2

Электронная книга "Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942", Clay Blair . Clay Blair's best-selling naval classic Silent Victory: The . It is an epic sea story, the most arduous and prolonged naval battle in all history.

Blair's Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942 was . Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945" 1998 Modern Library.

Blair's Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942 was criticized by Gary E. Weir of the . Naval Historical Center. Pacific Campaign: The . Japanese Naval War 1941–1945.

Mobile version (beta).

In this monumental history, Clay Blair analyzes the German U-boat campaigns from 1939 to 1942 (a companion volume continues his narrative to 1945) .

In this monumental history, Clay Blair analyzes the German U-boat campaigns from 1939 to 1942 (a companion volume continues his narrative to 1945), which, he writes, fall into three phases: one against England alone, another against the newly arrived American navy, and a furious third against the combined Allied forces. Blair argues, against other historians, that the U-boat peril has been overestimated. Blair’s outstanding work adds much to the naval history of World War II. Packed with detail, it is sure to become a standard work on the Battle of the Atlantic.

"As always with Blair, the work is meticulously reported and smoothly written."    ---Los Angeles TimesIn The Hunters, 1939-1942, the first volume of Hitler's U-boat War, Clay Blair described the Battle of the Atlantic, waged first against the British Empire and then against the Americas. Now he brings his magisterial, highly praised narrative history to a conclusion by looking at the period when the fortunes of the German Navy were almost completely reversed, and when it suffered perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of the German forces.     In unprecedented detail and drawing on sources never before used, Clay Blair continues the dramatic tale of the failures and fortunes of the German U-boat campaign against the United States and Great Britain. All of the major patrols and sorties made by the Germans are described meticulously and with considerable human interest: the Peleus and Laconia affairs; the capture at sea of U-505; the crisis of German command; the futile operations against the Americas; and the mounting and devastating losses that, in effect, entirely destroyed the German submarine service.     Hitler's U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 is the brilliant finale to Blair's comprehensive treatment of the rise and fall of German U-boat warfare in World War II.
  • Frosha
I purchased both of Clay's books a while back and finally decided to review this one, all i can say is WOW, there are very few books out there that i can read over and over and these are some of them, the level of detail the author dug up is simply amazing,it completely baffles me how some reviewers dont like the book because it "has too much detail"?? my God,thats the best part of it!!! i guess thats what sets apart "casual" WW2 readers vs die hard historians like myself ,so be warned, if you are looking for a 200 page book that tells you "Yeah the U boat threat was never really that and the allies won the war" with a bunch of color pictures and a DVD included with the latest Hollywood CGI please go elsewhere, these are highly detailed and technical books packed with info for the hardcore! if i have a very small criticism of the book is that Blair is a little biased towards the Germans but this is because he served during WW2 on a allied Sub so thats expected, no biggie,he more than makes up for it,outstanding books!!
  • Wishamac
Clay Blair devoted years to acquiring and presenting the most complete account available on U-boats/Battle of the Atlantic info available in two volumes. The narratives are fabulous! The Appendices are superlative!
What these books do NOT have are the revisionist "axe to grind" agenda of many newer books on U-boats and the Battle of the Atlantic.
  • Doomredeemer
The second volume of Blair's exhaustive study of the Battle of the Atlantic suffers from the same problems as the first volume (Hitler's U-boat War: The Hunters: 1939-1942): overwhelming detail, inconsistent statistics, and woefully inadequate indices. Nevertheless, he is right in arguing that the U-boats never came close to cutting Britain's lifeline across the Atlantic despite the widespread belief that the U-boats came within a hair of doing so. The British historian Andrew Roberts agrees: however vicious and bitter the Battle of the Atlantic was, “Britain’s survival was never really in doubt, even though for most people on both sides it certainly did not look that way at the time." Andrew Roberts, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (London: Allen Lane, 2009), p. 374.
  • Dusar
Clay Blair's two-volume history "Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942" and "Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945" is probably the definitive history of the German U-Boat war during World War II. These books are an excellent resource on this campaign, but are extremely long and detailed--and at 700+ pages of tiny text (for each volume), much too long and detailed for anyone except hard-core readers interested in this campaign.

Blair's style is simple, straight-forward, and repetitive: the books recount nearly every single U-Boat patrol, every single U-Boat sinking, every single convoy attack, and every single U-Boat success. The chapters are organized logically with sections on patrols in the North Atlantic, patrols to the Americas, patrols to the Arctic, patrols to the Mediterranean, and patrols to far-flung theaters (the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Asia). Blair also does a very good job placing the U-Boat battle into proper context of the larger naval war and overall war by giving brief synopses of the bigger picture of the fighting in Europe and, where appropriate, the U-Boat reactions to the campaigns.

Blair also gives detailed accounts of the "cipher war," describing in technical detail how the Ultra machines worked to decode Enigma transmissions and how the Germans were ignorant that their transmissions were being read by the Allies. He also fills each book with charts, appendices, and copious amounts of raw data detailing every U-Boat loss, monthly shipping losses, and many other illuminating aspects of the campaign.

Although primarily a narrative, Blair does include some analysis. Most interestingly, Blair argues that most historians of World War II greatly overstate the threat that the U-Boats posed and concludes that at no point during the war did the U-Boats come close to being the decisive weapon many claim. Blair also defends Admiral King's decisions and the overall U.S. effort early in the war against many who argue that the U.S. was caught flat-footed and unprepared and failed to take simple measures such as convoying or blacking out the East Coast, resulting in huge shipping losses off the East Coast in 1942.

Also, while writing two volumes that cover every almost every aspect of the U-Boat war, Blair does not do a very good job describing the tactics and capabilities of the U-Boats and the escorts. While describing the campaign at the operational level, he never gives the reader a good picture of the tactical capabilities of the U-Boats or their equipment and weapons, or of the men who crewed them on the almost-suicide missions.

Blair has written an incredibly detailed and well-researched account of the U-Boat war. These books would serve anyone interested in a detailed, blow-by-blow, patrol-by-patrol account of the U-Boat war, and they would serve well as a resource for someone studying this campaign. However, these books are too detailed for most readers.
  • Jairani
Excellent Reference Source
  • Cerar
Did not read it. It was a gift.
  • Skunk Black
second in series, covers last half of WW2
It was a gift for a collector and he was very happy with it.