75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic


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The Battle of Atlantic was fought over thousands of miles by submarines, ships and aircraft, by code-breakers, intelligence operatives and by thousands of civilian seamen and merchant mariners whose calling took them into the war’s most dangerous shipping lanes and cost many thousands of them their lives. It began in September 1939 and continued until the German surrender in May 1945, but its most intense phase ended in 1943. Winston Churchill considered the Battle of Atlantic ‘the dominating factor all through the war’, everything, he wrote, ‘depended ultimately on its outcome’.

For more information on the commemoration, including public attendance and veteran nominations please visit the DVA website.