Publisher: Nimbus Publishing; First Edition edition (October 7, 2015)
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Size: 9 MB
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The conflict of the Atlantic, the longest unmarried engagement of the second one global battle, led to the coming-of-age of the Royal Canadian military. via 1945, the Canadian military had remodeled from a small strength of a trifling 3,500 body of workers and thirteen vessels, into the third-largest naval strength on the planet, all as a way to face the specter of the notorious German U-boats. As those submarines threatened to weaken the Allied battle attempt by means of focusing on delivery vessels, the Canadian military used to be placed to paintings holding convoys around the Atlantic and attempting to find submarines simply off the coast of Atlantic Canada. struggle at Sea describes the historical past of this engagement via an in depth catalogue of the know-how, guns, and ships, together with frigates, corvettes, and fairmiles, that the Canadian military trusted. writer Ken Smith tells the tales of the risk and motion confronted by way of the RCN, similar to the torpedoed HMCS Levis, the 1st Canadian warship misplaced to enemy fireplace. Smith extra acknowledges the contribution of Atlantic Canadians, who labored in shipyards exact via submarine assault, and who alerted police to German spies of their midst. The background of those occasions is supplemented by means of first-hand bills from the veterans who survived those encounters and 25 historic photographs.