U-Boat War Off America's East Coast, 1942
Homer Hickam Jr.
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Slaughter at seajust miles from U.S. soil!
In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area "Torpedo Junction." And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunned and out-maneuvered, they heroically battled the deadliest fleet of submarines ever launched. Never was Germany closer to winning the war.
In a moving ship-by-ship account of terror and rescue at sea, Homer Hickam chronicles a little-known saga of courage, ingenuity, and triumph in the early years of World War II. From nerve-racking sea duels to the dramatic ordeals of sailors and victims on both sides of the battle, Hickam dramatically captures a war we had to winbecause this one hit terrifyingly close to home.
Entertaining and Engaging!
This book is simply amazing! An exciting and informative read about the United States Navy's early campaign against the U-boats off of the East Coast at the outbreak of hostilities. This historical account reads like a fiction while being packed with little-known facts that are sure to intrigue any naval warfare or second world war enthusiasts.