On the first Sunday of May, Canada remembers the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic and recognizes the efforts and sacrifices of members of the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and Canadian merchant navy.
Their work serving upon supply convoys headed for Europe and protecting them from German U-boats is credited with bolstering Allied forces in Europe and helping to provide the resources for the successful D-Day invasion. By the end of the war, Canada had the world’s fourth-largest navy, and a Canadian was in command of the northwest Atlantic region.
More than 4,000 Canadians perished during the Battle of the Atlantic, which was the Second World War’s longest continuous campaign.
Here we present a selection of some recently published books about Canada and the Battle of the Atlantic.
edited by Richard H. Gimblett
For younger readers:
Part of the “I am Canada” series
by Edward Kay