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'Majestic. Truly gripping' Andrew Roberts The Battle of the Atlantic was the single most important - and longest - campaign of the Second World War. If Britain lost this vital supply route it lost the war. In Jonathan Dimbleby's brilliant and dramatic new account we see how this epic struggle for maritime mastery played out, from the politicians and admirals to the men on and under the sea and their families waiting at home. Filled with haunting and hair-raising stories of chases, ambushes, sinkings, stalkings, disasters and rescues, The Battle of the Atlantic is a monumental work of history as it was lived and fought. 'Recounts the horror and humanity of life on those perilous oceans' Independent 'Dimbleby moves with skill from scene to scene, eavesdropping on the great statesmen like Churchill, the merchant seamen who carried out their orders, the U-boat commanders who tried to sink them and the families of those who lost their lives at sea' Mail on Sunday
Jonathan Dimbleby is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. He is the chairman of BBC Radio 4's weekly Any Questions? programme and presented ITV's flagship weekly political programme, This Week, for over ten years. He is also the author of Destiny in The Desert: The Road to El Alamein, which was followed by his BBC 2 programme Churchill's Desert War. Both were highly acclaimed. In 2008 his five-part series on Russia was broadcast by BBC 2, accompanied by his book, Russia: A Journey to the Heart of a Land and Its People. His other books include Richard Dimbleby: A Biography, The Palestinians, The Prince of Wales: A Biography and The Last Governor.