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Brothers in Arms: The Admiralty, the Air Ministry, and the Battle of the Atlantic

Tim Benbow

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Second World War, there were intense disputes between the Admiralty and the Air Ministry over the provision of air support for the Battle of the Atlantic. This was not mere inter-service ... More


The Dominions and British Maritime Power in the Second World War

Iain E. Johnston-White

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Often undervalued in the existing historiography of the Second World War, the dominions provided assistance to the UK in many ways that proved fundamental to British strategy. This chapter seeks to ... More


The Army-Navy Contest for Control of Land-Based Antisubmarine Aviation and the Military Unification Debate, 1942–1948

George H. Monahan

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter, George H. Monahan discusses the success of the German U-boat offensive in the Western Atlantic after the U.S. entry into World War II, which led the War Department leadership to ... More


The View from the Top: Winston Churchill, British Grand Strategy, and the Battle of the Atlantic

Christopher M. Bell

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Christopher M. Bell examines how Winston Churchill's approach to the Battle of the Atlantic was shaped by the demands of British grand strategy. His preference for offensive ... More


The Atlantic War, 1939–1945: The Case for a New Paradigm

Marc Milner

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Marc Milner challenges the popular perception of the "Battle of the Atlantic" as a shooting war, and the notion that Allied strategy was impaired by the depredations of Germany's ... More


The Fleet Air Arm and Trade Defense, 1939–1944

Ben Jones

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Ben Jones examines the efforts of the Fleet Air Arm to assist in the defense of Britain's sea-borne trade, especially in the Atlantic and Arctic, between 1939–1944. It assesses early ... More


All Should be “A” Teams: The Development of Group Anti-Submarine Escort Training in the British and Canadian Navies during the Atlantic Campaign

James Goldrick

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by James Goldrick examines the creation of a sophisticated learning and training system for the anti-U-boat war, which is one of the most significant elements of the Atlantic campaign, ... More


The Other Critical Convoy Battles of 1943: The Eclipse of the Schnellboote in the English Channel and the North Sea

G. H. Bennett

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Since 1945, the U-boat campaign has dominated the attention of scholars of the Battle of the Atlantic, and in the popular imagination 1943 remains the year in which the U-boat campaign turned ... More


“Immobilized by Reason of Repair” and by the Choice “Between Lithgow and Hitler”: Class Conflict in Britain’s Wartime Merchant Shipping Repair Yards

Kevin Smith

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by Kevin Smith examines Britain's survival in the Second World War and how it depended upon maintaining its lines of maritime communications for overseas supplies. Obsession with ... More


The Cruise of U-188: Special Intelligence and the “Liquidation” of Group Monsoon, 1943–1944

David Kohnen

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by David Kohnen examines the Allied response to the initial German submarine operations in the Indian Ocean during the Second World War. Roughly forty German submarines sailed for East ... More


“A Most Disagreeable Problem”: British Perceptions of the Kriegsmarine’s Aircraft Carrier Capability

Marcus Faulkner

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

In the vast literature concerning the German attack on Allied maritime communications in the Atlantic theater during the Second World War, one particular factor has received little to no ... More


Meat Exports and the Limits of Wartime Multilateralism: Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard’s Response to America’s Changing Global Role

Kevin Smith

in Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Second World War, the United States transitioned gradually to a foreign policy of "multilateral engagement" from a policy of "unilateral political disengagement." One of those tasked with ... More


Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Marcus Faulkner and Christopher M. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War. This volume highlights the scale and complexity of this bitterly contested campaign, one that encompassed far more than ... More


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