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Author Bercuson, David Jay, author.

Title Long night of the tankers : Hitler's war against Caribbean oil / David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig.

Publication Info. Calgary : University of Calgary Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 344 pages) : illustrations.
Series Beyond boundaries : Canadian defence and strategic studies series, 1716-2645 ; no. 4
Beyond boundaries series ; no. 4. 1716-2645
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-332) and index.
Contents 1. "Rum and Coca-Cola" : The Yankees Are Coming! -- -- 2. Attack on Aruba -- 3. Long Night of the Tankers -- 4. Martinique -- 5. "The Ferret of Port of Spain" -- 6. War Comes to St. Lucia -- 7. Torpedo Junction -- 8. Hunting Off the Orinoco -- 9. War Beneath the Southern Cross -- 10. The Allies Regroup -- 11. White Christmas -- 12. The Allies Strike Back -- 13. A Hard War: Hartenstein and U-156 -- 14. High Noon in the Caribbean and the South Atlantic -- 15. Gundown: U-615 and U-161.
Summary Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a lesser-known but critical component of the Atlantic naval theatre during World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to interrupt vital oil supplies from reaching the United States and the United Kingdom by preventing Allied oil tankers from leaving refineries in the Caribbean. The story begins in February 1942 and follows this German attempt to scuttle the Allied war machine through to the end of the war. Told largely from the German perspective, it details the planning and execution of the Germans and the diplomatic, political, and military responses of the Allies, particularly the United States, to overcome the German effort. Winner, 2014 John Lyman Book Award for U.S. Naval History (North American Society for Oceanic History).
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language In English.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Caribbean Area.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- General.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military operations, Naval -- German. (OCoLC)fst01710247
Military operations, Naval -- Submarine. (OCoLC)fst01710248
Petroleum industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst01059546
Caribbean Area. (OCoLC)fst01244080
Weltkrieg 1939-1945.
HISTORY / Military / General.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Herwig, Holger H., author.
Other Form: Print version: Bercuson, David Jay. Long night of the tankers. Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 2014 9781552387603 (OCoLC)876425209
ISBN 9781552387603 (electronic bk.)
1552387607 (electronic bk.)
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