Vintage photo of Keeping watch on the bridge of an escorting British destroyer, Jan 1942.

Vintage photo of Keeping watch on the bridge of an escorting British destroyer, Jan 1942.

Vintage photo of Keeping watch on the bridge of an escorting British destroyer, Jan 1942.

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Keeping watch on the bridge of an escorting British destroyer, Jan 1942. Atlantic Convoy Escort Duty: The Royal navy take over from the U.S Battle fleet. Far out in the Atlantic British warships awaits a convoy, the escort of which they are to take over from U.S. warships at a pre-arranged rendevouz, kept only as the result of efficient routes plotting in Operation Rooms ashore, plus first class navigation. Signal lamps challenge and answer as the senior ships of the respective escorts approach each other. After exchanging traditional pleasantries, the U.S vessels turn off, their places being taken by the British ships. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign[5][6] in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, announced the day after the declaration of war, and Germany’s subsequent counter-blockade. It was at its height from mid-1940 through to the end of 1943. The Battle of the Atlantic pitted U-boats and other warships of the Kriegsmarine (German navy) and aircraft of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) against the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy, and Allied merchant shipping. The convoys, coming mainly from North America and predominantly going to the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, were protected for the most part by the British and Canadian navies and air forces. These forces were aided by ships and aircraft of the United States from September 13, 1941.[7] The Germans were joined by submarines of the Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) after their Axis ally Italy entered the war on June 10, 1940.As an island nation, the United Kingdom was highly dependent on imported goods. Britain required more than a

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