The burning shore: how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America

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"On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft peppered the water with depth charges, but to no avail. Within the next twenty-four hours, a fourth ship lay at the bottom of the channel--all victims of twenty-nine-year-old Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen and his crew aboard the German U-boat U-701. In The Burning Shore, acclaimed military reporter Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America's East Coast during the first half of 1942, using the story of Degen's three war patrols as a lens through which to view this forgotten chapter of World War II. For six months, German U-boats prowled the waters off the Eastern Seaboard, sinking merchant ships with impunity, and threatening to sever the lifeline of supplies flowing from America to Great Britain. Degen's successful infiltration of the Chesapeake Bay in mid-June drove home the U-boats' success, and his spectacular attack terrified the American public as never before. But Degen's cruise was interrupted less than a month later, when U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant Harry J. Kane and his aircrew spotted the silhouette of U-701 offshore. The ensuing clash signaled a critical turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic--and set the stage for an unlikely friendship between two of the episode's survivors. A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, The Burning Shore leads readers into a little-known theater of World War II, where Hitler's U-boats came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic before American sailors and airmen could finally drive them away"--
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subject_facet Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History, Naval -- 20th Century, Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History, Naval -- 20th century, HISTORY / Military / Naval, HISTORY / Military / World War II, HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History -- 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century, Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- History -- 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- History -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.), World War, 1939-1945 -- Atlantic Coast (United States), World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German
table_of_contents Introduction: The Battle Offshore -- Preparing to Fight -- The Gathering Storm -- First Moves -- War in the Ether -- Operation Drumbeat -- Horrific Losses -- Paranoia -- Unprepared Defenders -- To America, With Mines -- The War Comes Home -- Hunter and Hunted -- The Ordeal -- Epilogue.
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title The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America
title_display The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America
title_full The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America / Ed Offley, The burning shore : how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America [electronic resource] / Ed Offley
title_short The burning shore :
title_sort burning shore how hitler's u-boats brought world war ii to america
title_sub how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America
topic Atlantic Coast (U.S.) History, Naval 20th Century, Atlantic Coast (U.S.) History, Naval 20th century, HISTORY / Military / Naval, HISTORY / Military / World War II, HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) Atlantic Coast (U.S.) History 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) Atlantic Coast (U.S.) History 20th century, Submarines (Ships) Germany History 20th Century, Submarines (Ships) Germany History 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 Atlantic Coast (U.S.), World War, 1939-1945 Atlantic Coast (United States), World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Atlantic Ocean, World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, German
topic_facet Campaigns, HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century, History, History, Naval, Naval operations, Naval operations, German, Submarine, Submarines (Ships), World War, 1939-1945