Faith Middleton Show: Authors of Turning the Tide and Daughters of the Declaration

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Sinking of a hostile armed troop carrier by German submarine in the Mediterranian sea
Photo:paiting by Willy Stöwer (1864–1931)/Wikimedia Commons
Faith Middleton Show: Authors of Turning the Tide and Daughters of the Declaration
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Faith Middleton Show: Authors of Turning the Tide and Daughters of the Declaration

The United States experienced its most harrowing military disaster of World War II not in 1941 at Pearl Harbor but in the period from 1942 to 1943, in Atlantic coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean. Sinking merchant ships with impunity, German U-boats threatened the lifeline between the United States and Britain, very nearly denying the Allies their springboard onto the European Continent—a loss that would have effectively cost the Allies the war. In Turning the Tide, our guest Ed Offley tells the gripping story of how, during a twelve-week period in the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened American, British, and Canadian sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic.