Self-sufficiency in all consumable materials was one of the great goals of the Nazi Party in pre-war Germany. Although by 1939 only a small percentage of Germany's food was still being delivered by sea, the same could not be said for other vital materials such as oil, tin, bauxite, whale oil, wood pulp, steel, and rubber. These seaborne supplies had to reach the Fatherland from all points of the globe if the war effort was to be sustained. The German merchant marine was charged with this task. During 1939 and 1940 deliveries were erratic, but by 1941 supplies were arriving regularly, almost on a timetable. Many Axis blockade runners like the German Rio Grande and the Italian Peitro Orseolo became famous for their continued successful elusion of allied naval forces, busy though these latter were with convoy support and containing the Kriegsmarine. It is their story and that of many others that Martin Brice tells so authoritatively in these pages.
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Descripción Naval Institute Press, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0870219081