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Author: John Terraine
ISBN: 1840222018
Subcategory: Europe
Pages 841 pages
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd; Reprint edition (February 1, 1999)
Language English
Category: History
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eBook Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945 (Wordsworth Military Library) download

by John Terraine


Gives terrific insights into human courageousness and foibles. I couldn't put it down.

Business In Great Waters book. Published March 1st 1999 by Wordsworth Military Library (first published January 1989). Business In Great Waters: The U Boat Wars. Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat. Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945. 1840222018 (ISBN13: 9781840222012).

John Terraine concentrates on the combatants themselves, both German and Allied, but does not overlook the three main factors in the . Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat

Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat. In this study of submarine warfare, the author explains why Winston Churchill wrote "the only thing that ever frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril".

ISBN 10: 1840222018 ISBN 13: 9781840222012.

John Terraine concentrates on the combatants themselves, both German and Allied, but does not .

Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat.

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John Alfred Terraine (15 January 1921 – 28 December 2003) was an English military historian, and a TV screenwriter. He is best known as the lead screenwriter for the landmark 1960s BBC-TV documentary The Great War, about the First World War, and for.

Business in great waters. the U-boat wars, 1916-1945. by John Terraine Wordsworth military library. Wordsworth military library.

This book looks at the battle against the German U-boat in the two World Wars . of U-Boat Losses 1914-45.

This book looks at the battle against the German U-boat in the two World Wars, and in particular the two battles of the Atlantic, both of which threatened to cut Britain's oceanic lifelines. Terraine does an excellent job of showing just how complex the battle against the U-boats was, with success or failure dependent on an interlocking balance of technical, intelligence and human factors. This is a classic work of military history, and an essential study of the U-boat campaigns.

Twice within 25 years Britain was threatened with starvation by the menace of the U-Boat. In this study of submarine warfare, the author explains why Winston Churchill wrote "the only thing that ever frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril". Until it had been overcome, the Anglo-American entry into Europe in 1944 would have been impossible. John Terraine concentrates on the combatants themselves, both German and Allied, but does not overlook the three main factors in the equation - the political, the military and the technological, as well as the intelligence, the weapons and the devices both sides employed in order to outwit each other. He also focuses on the fighting men on either side, seeing the action from "where it was at".
Maveri
This is the third time I've read it! I just love the details, the comments and thoughtfulness of John Terraine. Gives terrific insights into human courageousness and foibles. I couldn't put it down.
Fordrekelv
Author has written a comprehensive account of U boat campaign in both world wars.

The book opens with Germany imposing a naval blockade of British Isles.Suddenly Britain was engulfed by a crisis of stunning dimensions andAdmiralty in London despaired.Had no idea how to combat menace.But the serious nature of the threat aroused latent dynamism of the British.Flurry of inventions ensued such as hydrophones,depth charges,underwater location devices.The most important being the emergence of the of convoy.Convoy helped English to penetrate the German blockade.German campaign foundered because naval command failed to evolve suitable tactics to negate the success of allied convoy system.

Sadly during interwar years the Admiralty became complacent about ASW .Meanwhile Nazis came to power in Germany.Hitler was determined to reverse the outcome of World War I.Simultaneously the U boat arm had a new competent ,dynamic leader Adm Karl Doenitz who honed U boats into a formidable offensive weapon and hurled it to assail Britain's sea line of communications.As a antidote to the convoy Doenitz evolved the tactics of wolfpack.U boats were spread out across probable path of convoy.When a convoy was sighted sub sent a sighting report to shore-based HQs while continuing to shadow the convoy.HQs in turn directed other U boats lurking in the vicinity towards the convoy. U boats now coming from different directions converging towards target thus formed a pack.This constituted an effective tactical riposte to the convoy: concentration of defending force vis a vis corresponding concentration of attacking forces.Advances in the field of W/T made this manoeuvre feasible.

Despite the novelty of the system often convoys sneaked through U boat cordon.A fact which symbolises the im mensity of the ocean.Thus Adm Doenitz tactical problem was intercepting convoys.It was precisely here that radio intelligence came in.Radio intelligence helped the U boat command pin-point the position of the convoys. Immedietly U boats were put across its track.From early 1942 many of pack attacks came to be guided by Sigint.

But during the early phase of the war attacks took palace in and around British isles where bulk of shipping Britain's overseas empire converged.Pack attacks launched on the surface during nights caught British defences napping.Since Asdic could not detect surfaced U boat.However since U boats mostly operated on the surface it gave scope for radar detection.As author says the outcome of the campaign was influenced by technical innovations.Most important being ASV III radar fitted into coastal command aircraft which started patrolling sealanes.

Radar robbed U boats of its invisibility and pack attacks became difficult whenever convoys came under the range of aircover.Often U boat had to submerge thus losing contact with the convoy. From autumn 1942 onwards most of the escort groups had one vessel which carried automatic high frequency direction finder FH4 which can intercept the first contact signal of U boat.Then a destroyer homed in onthe bearing forcing U boat to submerge and lose contact with convoy.

Mention should also be made of role played by OIC of Admiralty in foiling pack attacks.Author has rightly dubbed it as nerve centre of anti U boat war.British penetration of German naval enigma cipher made posible evasive routing of convoys.In short ,Doenitz U boat packs were mastered by superior technology :combination of airpower ,radar, HF-DF cryptanalysis,improved depth charges better escorting techniques etc.

By May 1943 U boats were defeated but struggle for establishing technological dominance continued as Doenitz again planned to hurl his favourite weapon against AngloAmerican supply lines after making them invisible to Allied air and surface escorts.Snorkelled U boats which appeared by Jan 1944 to a great extent helped evade radar detection .By early 1945 submarines emerged . This marked the beginning of a new era U boat war since it rendered all Allied ASW techniques obsolete.

Author has termed the phenomenon as'unappealing lanscape of square one'.To sum up,considering the level of technology prevalent at that time war against U boats was immensely complex ,sophisticated campaign.This book impecabbly researched,and I consider best available on the subject.

Erudite and lavisly detailed;brimming with statistics on U boat war also contain tables on U boat losses.
Iaiastta
A massive tome of a book, full of cliches, thin on primary research, sensationalist in approach, a must read for British readers. A turn off for others interested in the other side of the hill.
Keath
An excellent account of the u boat wars covering both world wars. I have read the ww2 chapters through twice and the whole book through once. Recommended.