Battle of the Atlantic: Book 3 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (The Ladybird Expert Series #9) (Hardcover)

Battle of the Atlantic: Book 3 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (The Ladybird Expert Series #9) By James Holland Cover Image

Battle of the Atlantic: Book 3 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (The Ladybird Expert Series #9) (Hardcover)

Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series.

Understand the longest battle of World War Two.This is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the naval campaign that kept supply lines open and enabled Britain to continue to fight.

Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of how the siege of Europe was broken.

Inside, you'll discover exactly what happened in the Battle of the Atlantic. Ships, submarines and aircraft fought a bitter war that saw the deaths of over 100,000 servicemen and civilians.

What's inside?

- The tragic demise of SS Athenia
- The power of U-boats
- Advantages of Britain's naval experience
- German naval Enigma codes
- The rapid development of advancing weaponry
- And much more . . .

Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.

For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

James Holland is an award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently, The War in the West, hehas also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series, and is also Co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.
Product Details ISBN: 9780718186319
ISBN-10: 0718186311
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2018
Pages: 56
Language: English
Series: The Ladybird Expert Series
Shines a light on some of the darkest and most dramatic moments of the six-year conflict. - - Daily Mail

The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. - - Shiny New Books