Atlantic Convoys

Sunday, August 30 on 4

In May 1940, Britain was isolated. The Nazis controlled much of Europe, and Britain’s only hope was to import food, raw materials and munitions from North America. Merchant ships sailing the Atlantic in convoys became the nation’s crucial lifeline, which the German U-boats were determined to break in the longest and bloodiest campaign of World War II. Over four years, 100,000 people died and 2,600 ships were sunk, bringing Britain to the brink of defeat. Atlantic Convoys tells the compelling story of the biggest naval campaign of the 20th century.

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