Long Night of the Tankers : Hitler's War Against Caribbean Oil
4 June 2014
Long Night of the Tankers presents a fresh account of a critical but often overlooked component of the Atlantic naval theatre in World War II. Using war diaries, after-action reports, and first-hand accounts, authors Bercuson and Herwig examine the story behind Operation Neuland, the German plan to prevent vital oil supplies reaching the United States and the United Kingdom from key refineries in the Caribbean. Starting in February 1942 with the initial German success in choking the oil supply to the Allied war machine, Long Night of the Tankers details the planning and execution of German operations and the subsequent diplomatic, political, and military responses of the Allies that ultimately overcame the German effort and transformed the Caribbean shipping lanes into a death trap for German U-boats.
campaigns history histoire submarine pétrole petroleum industry and trade world war, 1939-1945 pétrole guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 naval operations 20th century 20e siècle campagnes et batailles caraïbes (région) caribbean area industrie et commerce opérations sous-marines opérations navales allemandes naval operations, german