War at Sea

Ken Smith

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War at Sea

Canada and the Battle of the Atlantic

  Author:   Ken Smith    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

The Battle of the Atlantic, the longest single engagement of the Second World War, resulted in the coming-of-age of the Royal Canadian Navy. By 1945, the Canadian Navy had transformed from a small force of 3,500 personnel and 13 vessels into the third-largest naval power in the world. As German U-boats threatened to weaken the Allied war effort, the Canadian Navy was put to work protecting convoys across the Atlantic and hunting for submarines off the coast of Atlantic Canada.

War at Sea uses first-hand accounts from the veterans who survived, as well as a detailed catalogue of the technology, weapons, and ships, to describe the history of this pivotal conflict. Author Ken Smith emphasizes the contribution of Atlantic Canadians, who worked in areas vital to the war effort while under constant threat from U-boats, sabotage, and spies.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771082655
Item NB1152
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 20 2015
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.75(in) x 5.75(in)
Shipping weight295(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Ken Smith is the author of Miramichi Facts and Folklore and two local histories of the Bathurst region, Homegrown Heroes: The Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame and Mainstreet Memories: Life in Bathurst in The Fifties. The father of two grown daughters, Ken lives in Bathurst with his wife, Verna.