The U-boat War in the Caribbean
"The U-boat campaign in the Caribbean has been virtually overlooked in the literature on World War II; yet according to this gripping analysis Allied efforts in the three theaters of the Caribbean resulted in the most cost-effective submarine warfare strategy of the war. Without overstating the importance of the peripheral operation, the author of this book, Gaylord Kelshall, analyzes its successes in a region that experienced 36 percent of all worldwide shipping losses by the end of 1942. He examines the Germans' logistical problems and solutions, as well as their errors, and tells how individual U-boat commanders adapted to advanced antisubmarine technology." "Based on interviews with participating U-boat skippers along with voluminous research, the book presents details that have never before been revealed to help complete the picture of World War II submarine warfare in the Atlantic. Kelshall describes the abrasive relations that developed between the United States and its Caribbean allies as the struggle intensified; the heated disagreements between the U.S. and Royal navies over mining in the Gulf of Paria; the role of radio intelligence; and the Americans' growing superiority in antisubmarine warfare. A leading authority on the subject, Kelshall is founder and director of the Caribbean U-boat museum in his native Trinidad."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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