Another annotation to ""The Battle For The North Atlantic"", this pours its ammunition solidly on the biggest battleship in the world and its part in World War II. In pointing up the threatening power of the the history of surface ships, of military strategy at sea, and of international treaties is once-overed; and the Tirpitz' three year decoy participation is given full play as bombs, torpedoes, mines, depth charges, aircraft carriers with bombers, midget submarines, frogmen, X-craft and Norwegian resistance workers all are tried -- and tried again --to accomplish her dstruction. It's quite a picture -- this last of the capital ships that shadowed the Allied efforts and by her mere existence affected the war in Far East, Atlantic convoys and aid to Russia; that forced destruction of the only base she could use for repairs; that dug deep into Allied courage and ingenuity, time and effort, men and ammunition, and the whole war's ending. And Raeder, Donitz, pocket battleships, the harnhorst along with the Furious. Victorious, the Dam Busters, official British, Norwegian, and German sources are all accounted for. Strengths and weaknesses of this type of ship, the lessons to be learned -- this will count in maritime, naval history and as such has an established audience.