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Posted on Feb 15, 2011 in War College

MAP OF THE MONTH – Battle of the Atlantic

By Armchair General

Click to see an animated map of operations in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. Courtesy The Map as History. 

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying narration. Each month, a link to one of their animated maps will be featured on the ACG site.

This month’s map explores World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The map displays in animated fashion Britain’s crucial supply routes, German U-boat activity, and the establishment of air bases to reduce the "black hole" of the Atlantic in which submarines could hide.


Click on the map above to view animation.

To learn more about the Battle of the Atlantic, click on the titles of online articles below.

How the Allies Left U-Boats Dead in the Water

German Submarine U-505 Crewmember Hans Goebeler REcalls Being Captured During World War II

Captain Frederick John Walker: Royal Navy’s German U-Boat Menace

What if the Allies Had Not Broken the German Naval Code