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Campaign Moves to North American Waters - Battle of the Atlantic

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In January 1942 the Battle of the Atlantic shifted to the Canadian and American seaboards where Admiral Dönitz suspected shipping would be poorly protected. The Canadian navy, however, now with over two years experience in organizing convoys, immediately began to sail shipping in defended groups. Often the only protection available was a single armed yacht. It worked. The German U-boats soon shifted their main offensive to the US coast and the Caribbean where ships were still sailing alone.

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