Ultra Versus U-Boats


Enigma Decrypts in The National Archives

By: Roy Conyers Nesbit
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781844158744
Published: 19th November 2008
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

Ultra Versus U-Boats

Keeping the Atlantic sea-lanes open was a vital factor in the fight against Nazi Germany. In the battle to protect merchant shipping from the menace of surface raiders and U-boats, Allied resolve and resources were tested to the utmost. The story of the extraordinary measures that were taken to combat the threat, at sea and in the air, has often been told. But there is one crucial element in this prolonged campaign that has still not been fully appreciated - the role of code-breaking, in particular the decryption of secret signals transmitted by German Enigma machines. And this is the focus of Roy Nesbit's fascinating new account of the Battle of the Atlantic. Using previously unpublished decrypts of U-boat signals, selected from the National Archives, along with historic wartime photographs, he tells the stories of the individual U-boats and describes their fate. Their terse signals reveal, perhaps move vividly than conventional communications could do, the desperate plight of the U-boatmen as they struggled against increasingly effective Allied countermeasures that eventually overwhelmed them.



Some books that may interest you

JUNKERS Ju 88
JUNKERS Ju 88
By: Chris Goss

The Black Panthers
The Black Panthers
By: Gina M. Dinicolo

Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
Merville Battery & The Dives Bridges
By: Carl Shilleto

International Tank Development From 1970
International Tank Development From 1970
By: Alexander Ludeke

London Scottish In The Great War
London Scottish In The Great War
By: Mark Lloyd

Tiger I
Tiger I
By: Dennis Oliver

Isle of Thanet in the Great War
Isle of Thanet in the Great War
By: Stephen Wynn

Cataphracts
Cataphracts
By: Erich B. Anderson

The Crimean War
The Crimean War
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace

T-34 in Action
T-34 in Action
By: Artem Drabkin, Oleg Sheremet

Northamptonshire at War 1939-45
Northamptonshire at War 1939-45
By: Kevin Turton

Marston Moor
Marston Moor
By: David Clark

Destroyer at War
Destroyer at War
By: David Goodey, Richard H. Osborne

A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift
A Handful of Heroes, Rorke's Drift
By: Katie Stossel

Rome Rules the Waves
Rome Rules the Waves
By: James J Bloom



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information