A Forgotten Offensive: Royal Air Force Coastal Command's Anti-shipping Campaign, 1940-1945
The "forgotten offensive" of the title is RAF Coastal Command's offensive against German sea-trade between 1940 and 1945. The fortunes of the campaign are followed throughout the war, and its success is then evaluated in terms of the shipping sunk, and the impact on the German economy.
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The Ebb of Maritime Aviation 191929
The Nadir of Maritime Aviation 193039
The Early AntiShipping Campaign 1940
The AntiShipping Campaign
The Mounting Offensive 1942
The Apogee of Maritime Aviation January 1943September
AntiShipping Operations October 1944May 1945
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