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Title Krigen I Østersøen 1939-1945. English
The naval war in the Baltic 1939-1945 / Poul Grooss.
Imprint Barnsley : Seaforth Publishing, a division of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Note "First published in Denmark in 2014 under the title Krigen I Østersøen 1939-1945, supported by the Krista & Viggo Petersen Foundation"--Title page verso
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-390) and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Translated from the Danish.
Print version record.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Baltic Sea.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations.
Atlantic Ocean -- Baltic Sea.
World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924
Contents Cover ; Title ; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1 The Baltic: Geography and History; 2 Political Manoeuvring Between the Wars; 3 Naval Developments Between the Wars; 4 The Attack on Poland; 5 The Baltic Region After the Polish Campaign: October 1939 -- June 1941; 6 Attack on the Soviet Union: 22 June 1941 -- Spring 1942; 7 The War between Spring 1942 and Spring 1944; 8 Towards the End: Spring 1944 -- New Year 1944/1945; 9 New Year 1944/1945 to the End of the War -- Month by Month; 10 The End of the War: Aftermath and Retrospect; 11 Postscript; Appendices.
1 Chronology of Key Events up to the Outbreak of War2 Glossary, Abbreviations, Ranks, Terminology and Explanations; 3 Cross-reference List of Place Names in Various Languages; Sources and Bibliography; Index of Ship Names; Index of People.
Summary From the shelling of the fort at Westerplatte, on the Polish coast, on 1 September 1939, to the loss of thousands of German refugees at sea in May 1945, the Baltic witnessed continuous and ferocious fighting throughout the Second World War. In this new book the author chronicles the naval warfare and merges such major events as the siege of Leningrad, the Soviet campaign against Sweden in 1942, the three wars in Finland 193944, the Soviet liberation of the Baltic states, the German evacuation of two million people from the East, and the Soviet race westwards in 1945. There are also included fascinating insights into, until now, poorly understood topics such as Swedish cooperation with Germany, the use of the Baltic by the Germans to train U-boats crews for the battle of the Atlantic, the secret weapons trials in the remote area of Peenmnde, and the RAF mining campaign that did much to reduce the threat of new and revolutionary German submarine technology. Furthermore, the author explains how messages from Bletchley Park were the basis for the RAF attacks on German coastal regions. The political and military backgrounds of the war in this theater are explained while the details of ships, radar, artillery, mines and aircraft are all covered. This is a superbly researched work which shows how the naval war in the Baltic shaped WWII in ways that have not been fully understood. It is a major contribution to the naval history of this era.
Other Title Print version: Grooss, Poul. Krigen I Østersøen 1939-1945. English. Naval war in the Baltic 1939-1945. Barnsley : Seaforth Publishing, a division of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2017 152670000X