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 Battle Honours of the Fleet Air Arm.
Forces taking part in operations in the Mediterranean, east of a line Cape Spartel to Cape Trafalgar, not covered by other Battle Honours in the area, between the fall of France in June 1940, and May 1945.
CAMPAIGN SUMMARIES OF WORLD WAR 2: BATTLE HONOURS of the ROYAL NAVY 1939-45 including Battle Honours, Campaign Honours, Single-Ship Actions, Royal Marine Corps Memorable Dates.
World War 2 Timeline Website A totally comprehensive timeline of world war 2, that covers every event, day by day from 1939 through to 1945.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Battle_honours   (1727 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Battle of the Atlantic: Books
The U-Boat War: The German Submarine Service and the Battle of the Atlantic 1935-1945; Hardcover ~ David Westwood
The Allies lost a total of 15-million tons of shipping, and 40,000 sailors lost their lives during the five-year Battle of the Atlantic.
Buy The Battle of the Atlantic with Wolf Pack: The Story of the U-boat in World War II...
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0563488638   (542 words)

  
 World War II Links on the Internet
German Uboats in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-45
Battle of Britain from the Royal Air Force (RAF) to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain (July 10 to October 31, 1940)
They include the Boer War (1899-1903); First World war (1914-1918), Second World war (1939-1945); Korean War (1950-1953) and Vietnam War (1957- 1975).
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html   (4995 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
Timeline of the Second Battle of the Atlantic
In essence, the Battle of the Atlantic was the Allied struggle to maintain, and the Axis struggle to cut off in a tonnage war, the shipping that enabled Britain to survive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Atlantic   (4733 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
The Battle of the Atlantic was won by the Allies in two months.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic_(1940)   (4733 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
The Battle of the Atlantic was won by the Allies in two months.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Atlantic   (4508 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
The Battle of the Atlantic was won by the Allies in two months.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic_(1940)   (4508 words)

  
 CBC News: Canadians remember Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic lasted from September 1939 to May 1945.
Bill Irving, who served on a Corvette during the Battle of the Atlantic, said the ceremony is just as important today as it was decades ago.
On Sunday, the Battle of the Atlantic was remembered aboard HMCS Sackville, Canada's only surviving Second World War Corvette ship.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/05/02/canada/battleofatlantic040502   (361 words)

  
 Unrestricted submarine warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic during World War II (19391945).
The First Battle of the Atlantic during World War I (intermittently between 1915 and 1918).
There have been three major campaigns of unrestricted submarine warfare:
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Unrestricted_submarine_warfare   (262 words)

  
 Battle of the Atlantic
Nevertheless, it must be questioned whether the Allies ‘won’ the Battle of the Atlantic – between 1939 and 1945, 2,753 Allied ships were sunk (gross tonnage 14.5 million) at a cost of 783 Nazi U-boats.
It’s a bit difficult for us now, trying to gain an insight into what was going on in the Battle of the Atlantic… During the war the role of the U-boat sailor was a much-despised one.
useful is Source A to an historian studying the Battle of the Atlantic?
www.johndclare.net /wwii8.htm   (262 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Escort: The Battle of the Atlantic (Classics of Naval Literature) by D A Rayner
This highly acclaimed firsthand account of convoy escort operations in the North Atlantic from 1939 to 1945 is based on Rayner's astonishing war record.
He spent the majority of his time in the North Atlantic participating in the longest battle of WWII, the campaign to protect Allied merchant shipping from all forms of German and Italian attack.
The Naval War of 1812, Or, the History of the United States Navy During the Last War with Great Britain: To Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=1557506965   (262 words)

  
 Battlefield 1942 - Battle of the Atlantic map - Reviews and free downloads at Download.com
From September 1939 to May 1945, the Allied forces fought in the bitter cold waters of the North Atlantic against the German forces.
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War.
The Battle of the Atlantic map for Battlefield 1942 takes place at night in the North Atlantic.
www.download.com /3000-7450-10234241.html   (262 words)

  
 CBC News:Canadians remember Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic lasted from September 1939 to May 1945.
Bill Irving, who served on a Corvette during the Battle of the Atlantic, said the ceremony is just as important today as it was decades ago.
On Sunday, the Battle of the Atlantic was remembered aboard HMCS Sackville, Canada's only surviving Second World War Corvette ship.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/05/02/canada/battleofatlantic040502   (262 words)

  
 Second World War Books: Books by Subject
Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945: 50th Anniversary Intl Naval...
Tirpitz and the Battle of the North Atlantic.
Defeat of the German U-Boats: The Battle of the Atlantic.
www.sonic.net /~bstone/bib/bib120000.shtml   (262 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
Battle of the Atlantic exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Atlantic   (4508 words)

  
 Battlefield 1942 - Battle of the Atlantic map - ZDNet Downloads
From September 1939 to May 1945, the Allied forces fought in the bitter cold waters of the North Atlantic against the German forces.
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War.
The Battle of the Atlantic map for Battlefield 1942 takes place at night in the North Atlantic.
downloads-zdnet.com.com /3000-7450-10234241.html   (238 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War - The Battle of the Atlantic - Operations
The Battle of the Atlantic was the struggle between the
It began on the first day of the war in Europe in September 1939 and continued until May 1945.
It was the longest campaign of the Second World War, an extremely bloody one, and the single battle on which the whole outcome of the war depended.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/newspapers/operations/atlantic_e.html   (407 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Escort: The Battle of the Atlantic (Classics of Naval Literature) by D A Rayner
This highly acclaimed firsthand account of convoy escort operations in the North Atlantic from 1939 to 1945 is based on Rayner's astonishing war record.
He spent the majority of his time in the North Atlantic participating in the longest battle of WWII, the campaign to protect Allied merchant shipping from all forms of German and Italian attack.
The Naval War of 1812, Or, the History of the United States Navy During the Last War with Great Britain: To Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=1557506965   (438 words)

  
 Battle of the Atlantic
Nevertheless, it must be questioned whether the Allies ‘won’ the Battle of the Atlantic – between 1939 and 1945, 2,753 Allied ships were sunk (gross tonnage 14.5 million) at a cost of 783 Nazi U-boats.
In August 1940 the US gave Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for Atlantic naval bases, and, after August 1941, by an agreement called the Atlantic Charter which Roosevelt made with Churchill, convoys were defended by the US Navy.
useful is Source A to an historian studying the Battle of the Atlantic?
www.johndclare.net /wwii8.htm   (438 words)

  
 The Churchill Papers: A catalogue
Battle of Britain, 1940, Battle of El Alamein, 1942, Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-1944, Civil defence, Dardanelles campaign, 1915-1916, First World War, 1914-1918, General Strike, 1926, Second World War, 1939-1945, South African War, 1899-1902
Air Ministry, Army, Board of Trade, Church of England, Colonial Office, Conservative Party, Foreign Office, Home Office, Labour Party, Liberal Party, Ministry of Information, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Treasury, United Nations
www-archives.chu.cam.ac.uk /perl/vocab?tag=PRO::BatOfAtl   (438 words)

  
 The Battle of the Atlantic: Allied Naval Intelligence in World War II
The Allies succeeded in developing an unprecedented sense of cooperation on both strategic and tactical levels between 1939 and 1945.
The Battle of the Atlantic: Allied Naval Intelligence in World War II Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales during the "Argentia Conference," August 1941,
Anglo-American personnel collaborated to develop an intelligence advantage over the Axis powers of Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy, and National Socialist Germany, ensuring decisive Allied victory by 1945.
www.mariner.org /atlantic/bb01.htm   (508 words)

  
 Merchant Marine Books, Videos, and CDs
The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence : U-boat situations and trends, 1941-1945.
Battle Report (5 Volumes): Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea, The Atlantic War, Pacific War Middle Phase, The End of an Empire, Victory in the Pacific.
Haskell, Winthrop A. Shadows on the Horizon: The Battle of Convoy HX-233.
www.usmm.org /books.html   (508 words)

  
 Second Battle of the Atlantic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943.
The U-boat fleet, which was to dominate so much of the battle of the Atlantic, was very small at the beginning of the war and much of the early action by German forces involved mining convoy routes and ports around Britain.
The Introduction by the British of the Leigh Light in June 1942 was a significant factor in the North Atlantic struggle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Atlantic_(1940)   (4537 words)

  
 Super Book Specials
The epic story of the Battle of the Atlantic,1939- 1945.
The true story of the Canadians who flew in the Greatest aerial battle in history....The Battle of Britain.
Blow by blow account by eyewitnesses of the battle of Britain and the events leading up to it.
www.spitcrazy.com /superspecials.htm   (4537 words)

  
 HMSWishart
He commanded the 50 gun ship Oxford at the battle of Barfleur in May 1692 which put an end to the French invasion fleet assembled to restore James II to the British throne.
Her Battle Honours awarded were: Atlantic 1939-44, Spartivento 1940, Mediterranean 1942, Malta Convoys 1942, North Africa 1942-3, and Sicily 1943.
George Rooke at the Battle of Vigo Bay in October 1702, where the combined British and Dutch fleet defeated a Spanish and French fleet capturing much Spanish treasure.
www.wishart.org /hmswishart.html   (1066 words)

  
 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
It is also in remembrance of those who died in the 1939-1945 War in the Battle of the River Plate, and in the 1982 war.
Wreaths were also laid by two Falklands students on behalf of the Young People of the Falkland Islands, and other wreaths were laid on behalf of the Falkland Families Association, the South Atlantic Medal Association, and the Association of Men of Kent, the county after which a warship of the 1914 battle was named.
His uncle, Able Seaman William Charles Dale, fought in the Battle of the Falklands in 1914 on HMS Invincible and was later killed in the Battle of Jutland.
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=2981   (1066 words)

  
 HMSWishart
George Rooke at the Battle of Vigo Bay in October 1702, where the combined British and Dutch fleet defeated a Spanish and French fleet capturing much Spanish treasure.
He commanded the 50 gun ship Oxford at the battle of Barfleur in May 1692 which put an end to the French invasion fleet assembled to restore James II to the British throne.
Her Battle Honours awarded were: Atlantic 1939-44, Spartivento 1940, Mediterranean 1942, Malta Convoys 1942, North Africa 1942-3, and Sicily 1943.
www.wishart.org /hmswishart.html   (1066 words)

  
 Browse Military affairs and naval forces: NMM PORT
Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939 - 1945 (The)
Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (The)
Life at Sea in the Royal Navy of the 18th Century
www.port.nmm.ac.uk /ROADS/subject-listing/milit.html   (1066 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Hitler's Italian Allies : Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943
The Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945: The 50th Anniversary International Naval Conference by Stephen Howarth on page 79, and Back Matter
After all this was an army that lost to Ethiopia at the battle of Adua.
There are exceptions of course; the Italians had some good intelligence measures and some of them occasionally fought hard-fought battles.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521790476?v=glance   (1066 words)

  
 Links
Uboats in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-45
"Is This Like Your War, Sir?" The line of battle, 1944-1945 by Arthur T. Hadley, September 1972, compared WWII with Vietnam.
NavisMagazine article on photo sequence of the US Navy attack on the Japanese fleet and battleship Musashi (Yamato's sistership) in the Sibuyan Sea on October 24, 1944, one of the chapters of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
galland.50megs.com /links.htm   (1066 words)

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