Some Revisionist History in the Battle of the Atlantic
- The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 1991, p. 27-32
- McKee, Fraser M.
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- Most historians decry historical revision undertaken solely for political aims. The past Soviet tendency to do this has caused much derision, even domestically; under a new regime, this provides considerable scope even to their historians. In addition, many scholars respond negatively to the all too-common practice of second-guessing the commanders of the day. Yet some cases remain controversial, as shown by a recent reassessment of Admiral Lord Mountbatten's personal responsibility for the disastrous raid on Dieppe in 1942.1 But because of the availability of huge quantities of former enemy documents, some naval history is rightly being rewritten to revise erroneous wartime judgements. This is certainly the case in assessing credits for the destruction in World War II of German U-Boats and Italian sommergibili.
- Date of Publication
- Oct 1991
- Date Of Event
- 1939 - 1945
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