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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Arthur Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first British major success of World War II was when the Royal Navy forced the preying pocket battleship, Graf Spee, to scuttle at sea. Hitler had ordered a blockade of the British Isles and for some months German U-boats and warships caused havoc among allied merchant shipping carrying vital supplies. In 1941, the one sided battle of the Atlantic became more even when the Royal Navy started moving ships in convoy with escorts using radar and information from British scientists who had cracked the Kreigsmarine version of the Enigma Code captured by the Royal Navy. The perils of the Atlantic were only equalled by the convoys on the run to northern Russia. Sub-zero temperatures, pack ice and appalling weather conditions plus the menacing Luftwaffe and the German Navy based in Norway, made it one of the most hazardous actions of the entire war. Meanwhile, in the air, bomber planes of the RAF and U.S. air force were incessantly bombarding German industries and cities. Casualties on the ground were devastating and the life expectancy of the aircrew was alarmingly short. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 12/31/2012

    " An amazing book of World War II made up of the personal experiences of ordinary men and women from around the World- woven together in one book, and very moving. I enjoyed the different voices form all over the world...too often what I get to read is all American! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marty | 9/20/2012

    " A nice collection of "quotes" and first person accounts of WWII organized along the timeline of the war. The weakness was that there may not have been enough background information if the reader was not already well aware of the events of the war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 5/17/2011

    " Although important and very personal, I prefer to read a more fluid account using examples of personal accounts rather than it all being told through personal accounts. All should be read in conjunction with one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Louise | 4/12/2011

    " History is so often about the choices made by the "great men" this book reminds us that war involved entire nations. "

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