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The Resource E-Boat alert : defending the Normandy invasion fleet, James Foster Tent

E-Boat alert : defending the Normandy invasion fleet, James Foster Tent

Label
E-Boat alert : defending the Normandy invasion fleet
Title
E-Boat alert
Title remainder
defending the Normandy invasion fleet
Statement of responsibility
James Foster Tent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Combining newly released top-secret Admiralty reports, rare photographic materials, and extensive interviews with eyewitnesses from three nations, James Tent has produced a comprehensive study of a little-known episode of World War II - the campaign to defend the Normandy invasion fleet from Germany's high-performance motor torpedo boats or Schnellboote, known to the Allies as "E-boats." Besides presenting a detailed account of naval operations at a crucial stage of the
  • war in Europe, this history integrates many facets of modern warfare: the development of fast coastal craft; the creation of precision bombing units; the interaction of naval, air, and ground forces among both the Allies and the Germans; the harnessing of science and technology to meet changing military needs; and the use of various forms of intelligence - cryptanalysis, prisoner interrogation, photoreconnaissance, and photo-interpretation. While tracing these important
  • technical considerations, the study also examines the human dimension of the forces arrayed against each other. In addition, it offers historical precedents for weapons and warships in which there is now renewed interest, namely, deep-penetration bombs and high-speed coastal combatants
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tent, James F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Torpedo-boats
  • Normandy (France)
Label
E-Boat alert : defending the Normandy invasion fleet, James Foster Tent
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Antagonists -- 1. The Lyme Bay Disaster -- 2. Enemy Torpedo Boats -- 3. Wartime Operations to June 1944 -- 4. The Admirals Contend -- 5. Bomber Harris Prelude -- 6. Barnes Wallis and the Giant Bomb -- 7. Operation Neptune: Opening Moves -- 8. The Sea Battle, 6-13 June 1944 -- 9. Bomber Command Target: E-Boat Pens -- 10. The Witches' Cauldron -- 11. E-Boats' End -- 12. Retreat and Pursuit -- 13. How Serious Was the E-Boat Threat? -- Epilogue: The Survivors
Control code
ocm33244314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508058
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33244314
  • (Sirsi) a571286
Label
E-Boat alert : defending the Normandy invasion fleet, James Foster Tent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Antagonists -- 1. The Lyme Bay Disaster -- 2. Enemy Torpedo Boats -- 3. Wartime Operations to June 1944 -- 4. The Admirals Contend -- 5. Bomber Harris Prelude -- 6. Barnes Wallis and the Giant Bomb -- 7. Operation Neptune: Opening Moves -- 8. The Sea Battle, 6-13 June 1944 -- 9. Bomber Command Target: E-Boat Pens -- 10. The Witches' Cauldron -- 11. E-Boats' End -- 12. Retreat and Pursuit -- 13. How Serious Was the E-Boat Threat? -- Epilogue: The Survivors
Control code
ocm33244314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508058
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33244314
  • (Sirsi) a571286

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