Victory in the St. Lawrence: The Unknown U-Boat War
By: James W. Essex (author)Paperback
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When we think of World War II, the theatres of war that spring to mind are Europe, North Africa, the Russian Front, Far East, Pacific...But, how about North America? One of the lesser known German operations saw their U-Boats prowling unchallenged up and down the St. Lawrence river, sinking unwary Canadian military and Allied merchant vessels in an attempt to stop the flow of goods, troops and armaments to war-ravaged Britain. This book tells the true story of how shortsighted Canadian government priorities and farsighted German submarine technology allowed the Nazis to stalk shipping in Canadian home waters, and how courageous independent-minded heroes defended North America deep within its own defences...
A broadcaster and journalist, served with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War Two and saw action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres aboard HMCS Uganda and HMCS Prince Robert. He patrolled the St. Lawrence River in 1942 and this book is based on his exciting experiences at that time.
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