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Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America’s East Coast, 1942 (Bluejacket Books)

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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 o…

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What is generally regarded as the greatest blunder in military history?(r/history)

They blacked out the entire east coast, because ships passing between a U-boat and the shore could be spotted against the bright background of a city. This book about the battle against the U-boats off the east coast is pretty awesome.

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Paperback

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Homer Hickam

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1st

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Naval Institute Press

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