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The Battle of the Atlantic : September 1939-May 1943 (1947)

by Samuel Eliot Morison

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The Campaign in the Atlantic from the USN point of view.September 1939 to May 1943. This is Vol.I of USN in WWII. Morison was writing very close to the end of the war, in 1947, to be exact, and so this account has no mention of Ultra or a good deal else, with only a small amount of input from German sources. Still, invaluable information about the switch from the pre-War navy and the grudging change in emphasis to an Atlantic rather than Pacific war that the Navy had prepared for. ( )
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O this may march through endless time, immortal,
if one but tell it well. If so it be,
across the fruitful earth and o'er the sea,
shoots a bright beam of noble deeds, unquenchable.

-PINDAR, Isthmian Ode, iv. 40-43
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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
1882-1945
President of the United States
Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy
4 March 1933-12 April 1945
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The British Nation and Empire depend for their freedom and existance on the maintenance of ocean communication.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785813020, Hardcover)

This spectacular fifteen-volume series that charts the U.S. Naval operations during World War II with an insider's perspective. Morison, a Harvard professor, was given a special rank and writing post by FDR. He had active duty aboard eleven different ships, allowing him to witness many crucial battles in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Volume One explores all United States naval operations in the Atlantic, from pole to pole, including the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Barents Sea and Atlantic territorial waters. Filled with many maps and file photographs.

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Recounts the role of the United States in World War II at sea, from encounters in the Atlantic before the country entered the war to the surrender of Japan.

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