From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's ``Graveyard of the Atlantic`` off the coast of the Outer Banks. German U-boats sank ships in some of the most harrowing sea fighting close to America's shore. Germany's Operation Drumbeat, led by Admiral Karl Donitz, brought fear to the local communities. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras. The U-85 was the first U-boat sunk by American surface forces, and local divers later discovered a rare Enigma machine aboard. Author Jim Bunch traces the destructive history of world war on the shores of the Outer Banks.
Produs publicat in 2017 de History Press
Data aparitiei: Iulie 2017
Format: 22.61 x 14.99 x 1.02
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar pagini: 192