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The Resource Shadow over the Atlantic : the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45, Robert Forsyth ; illustrated by Jim Laurier

Shadow over the Atlantic : the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45, Robert Forsyth ; illustrated by Jim Laurier

Label
Shadow over the Atlantic : the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45
Title
Shadow over the Atlantic
Title remainder
the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45
Statement of responsibility
Robert Forsyth ; illustrated by Jim Laurier
Title variation
Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the war. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to act as 'eyes' for his U-boats. Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime 'ELINT' (electronic intelligence) devices, Fernaufklärungsgruppe (FAGr) 5 'Atlantic' undertook a distant, isolated campaign far out into the Atlantic and thousands of miles away from its home base in western France. The information generated and reported back to Dönitz's headquarters was vital to the efforts of the U-boats, and FAGr 5's 'shadowing' missions were assigned priority in terms of skilled crews, supplies and equipment. This book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the formation and operations of FAGr 5 'Atlantik', drawing on never-before-published historical records of the unit that accounted for the reporting and destruction of thousands of tons of Allied shipping
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1939-
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Forsyth, Robert
Dewey number
940.545943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D781
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Laurier, Jim
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Shadow over the Atlantic : the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45, Robert Forsyth ; illustrated by Jim Laurier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky288565158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages [40] pages of plates
Isbn
9781472820457
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017034258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 09/17
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and color), map
Label
Shadow over the Atlantic : the Luftwaffe and the B-boats : 1943-45, Robert Forsyth ; illustrated by Jim Laurier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky288565158
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
312 pages [40] pages of plates
Isbn
9781472820457
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017034258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 09/17
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and color), map

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