Ultra Versus U-Boats: Enigma Decrypts in the National Archives (BOK)

Roy Conyers Nesbit

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Keeping the Atlantic sea-lanes open was a vital factor in the fight against Nazi Germany. In the battle to protect merchant shipping from the menace of surface raiders and U-boats, Allied resolve and resources were tested to the utmost. The story of the extraordinary measures that were taken to combat the threat, at sea and in the air, has often been told. But there is one crucial element in this prolonged campaign that has still not been fully appreciated - the role of code-breaking, in particular the decryption of secret signals transmitted by German Enigma machines. And this is the focus of Roy Nesbit's fascinating new account of the Battle of the Atlantic. Using previously unpublished decrypts of U-boat signals, selected from the National Archives, along with historic wartime photographs, he tells the stories of the individual U-boats and describes their fate. Their terse signals reveal, perhaps move vividly than conventional communications could do, the desperate plight of the U-boatmen as they struggled against increasingly effective Allied countermeasures that eventually overwhelmed them.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Roy Conyers Nesbit Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781844158744 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 2,3cm Vekt 885 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Naval forces & warfare