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In Peril on the Sea: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic [Paperback]

Donald E. Graves
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July 15 2003
During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy expanded from a tiny service of 10 ships in 1939 to become the third largest Allied navy by 1945. Its primary role was convoy escort in the North Atlantic to keep open the vital lifeline carrying supplies to Britain. In small, ill-equipped ships, most notably the famous corvettes, the RCN battled U-boats and dreadful weather in a role that has often gone unheralded in many histories. This book was commissioned by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust to commemorate the 60th anniversay of the Battle of the Atlantic. Written and complied by Donald E. Graves, it includes not only the author's text but many excerpts from the recollections of those who took part... Canadian, German, sailors, civilians. The book is generously illustrated with photographs as well as drawing, maps and diagrams that explain the intricacies of anti-submarine warfare in World War II.

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Donald E. Graves is an internationally renowned military historian best known for his books on the War of 1812, but also specializing in the Second World War. He has written many books, including Where Right and Glory Lead and South Albertas and is a former member of the writing team for the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Look Canada"s Wartime Navy Dec 16 2013
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Well documented read, with some great photos. Great as a coffee table book that's loaded with information. Pick one up today
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