Battle of The Atlantic

6 May – 30 September 2023

The Battle of the Atlantic was a prolonged naval conflict fought between the Allies and the Axis powers during World War II. It was the longest continuous military campaign of the war, lasting from 1939 to 1945, and took place primarily in the Atlantic Ocean, but also extended to the Mediterranean and the Arctic. The objective of the Allies was to maintain the vital sea lanes between North America and Europe, while the Axis powers sought to disrupt these supply lines and isolate Great Britain.

The battle was characterized by the use of convoy systems, submarine warfare, and naval aviation, and was fought with great intensity on both sides. Ultimately, the Allies emerged victorious, but at a heavy cost, with over 100,000 sailors and civilians losing their lives in the struggle for control of the Atlantic.

Dates For Your Diary:

The Battle of the Atlantic – 1939 to 1945
Free talk by Aldon Ferguson delivered via Zoom.
Tuesday 23 May 2023, 7pm.
Booking required. Find out more. 

Liverpool & The Battle of the Atlantic.
Free talk by Dave Roberts.
Thursday 18 May 2023, 7pm.
In The Studio.
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Southport Armed Forces Day.
Free day of celebration across Lord Street & The Atkinson.
Sunday 25 June 2023, 10am – 4pm.
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Lead image: On board HMS Starling, March 1944, North Atlantic: Crown Copyright

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