In peril on the sea: the Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic

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Published for the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust by R. Brass Studio, Jul 1, 2003 - History - 252 pages
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During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a tiny service of 10 ships in 1939 to become the third largest Allied navy by 1945. Its primary role was convoy escort in the North Atlantic to keep open the vital lifeline carrying supplies to Britain. In small, ill-equipped ships, most notably the famous corvettes, the RCN battled U-boats and dreadful weather in a role that has often gone unheralded in many histories. This book was commissioned by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust to commemorate the 60th anniversay of the Battle of the Atlantic. Written and complied by Donald E. Graves, it includes not only the author's text but many excerpts from the recollections of those who took part... Canadian, German, sailors, civilians. The book is generously illustrated with photographs as well as drawing, maps and diagrams that explain the intricacies of anti-submarine warfare in World War II.

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Contents

Foreword by Rear Admiral D W Piers Retd
9
The Royal Canadian Navy
33
TECHNICAL SECTIONS
38
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Donald E. Graves is an internationally renowned military historian best known for his books on the War of 1812, but also specializing in the Second World War. He has written many books, including Where Right and Glory Lead and South Albertas and is a former member of the writing team for the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

L.B. "Yogi" Jenson is author of "Vanishing Halifax," "Nova Scotia Sketchbook" and other beloved titles. He played a major role in the campaign to stop demolition of Halifax's historic waterfront and instigated the acquisition of HMCS Sackville, the last corvette from World War II, as a memorial to those who fought the Battle of the Atlantic.

Johnson graduated in history from Queen's University in Kingston. He served as officer of the Ontario Provincial Police for more than 20 years.

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