This is a rousing military history of the winning of the second Battle of the Atlantic in WWII, when German U-Boats terrorized American coastal waters from Newfoundland to the Caribbean, nearly severing the lifeline between the US and Britain and costing the Allies the war in Europe. In "Turning the Tide", military reporter and author Ed Offley tells the story of how, during a twelve-week period during the spring of 1943, a handful of battle-hardened British, Canadian and American sailors turned the tide in the Atlantic. Using extensive documents from archives in Germany, Great Britain and the United States, and interviews with key survivors on both sides, Offley puts the reader into the heart of the battle - from the navigation bridges of British and American escort warships, to the main decks and engine rooms of Allied merchant ships in convoy, to the claustrophobic control rooms and wave-swept bridges of the U-boats stalking their prey. He also portrays the vicious bureaucratic struggles that raged behind closed doors at the headquarters of both the Allied and German military services, and the above-Top Secret Allied intelligence campaign to crack the German Naval Enigma codes. A thrilling tale of the decisive naval battle of World War II, "Turning the Tide" is also a harrowing story of how the Allies nearly lost-and ultimately regained-victory in both the Atlantic, and in Europe itself.