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The naval war against Hitler Hardcover – 1971

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Excellent history of WWII naval action in the West 21 Aug. 2012
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Format: Hardcover
Macintyre's book is a compendium of the naval war waged against Hitler's Kreigsmarine. You name it, it's here: the U-boat campaign, the sorties by the DKM's major surface units, the Norway invasion, the Murmansk convoys, Matapan, and what I found most enthralling, the savage fighting in the vicinity of Malta.

About the only things I found lacking coverage were the operations in the Baltic theater against the USSR, the exploits of the armed merchant raiders (Atlantis, Komet, Pinguin, Orion, et. al.), and Operation Paukenschlag (English: Operation Drumbeat), the U-boat campaign waged on the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

Macintyre includes a fair amount of analysis along with his presentation of the historical facts. For example, one I found especially interesting was his comparison of the Luftwaffe's outstanding performance in the Mediterranean (particularly the Malta campaign) with its lackluster performance over the Barents Sea north of Norway/Sweden. He concludes that the aircrew were less motivated to take risks attacking the enemy on the frigid waters of the Barents, whereas they could expect a reasonable chance of rescue in the warm waters of the Med. It's nice touches like this that enhance the reader experience.

An expert, easy-to-follow summary of the 1939-1945 naval campaign in the West.
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