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The ABC's

About the ABC's.

A for the Atlantic
...longest battle of World War II
B is for Britain
...island nation, supplies must get through.
C for the Corvettes
...protected convoy supplies.
D is for Destroyer
...the Navy's ears and eyes.
E for the Enigma
...German naval secrets no more.
F is for France
...U-Boats get new bases, secure.
G is for Germany
...seeking European domination.
H for Halifax
...primary port of our nation.
I is for Ice
...on the Murmansk run we'd get.
J for the Junker 290
...Germany's long-range air threat.
K for the Kriegsmarine
...the German navy encroaches.
L is for Liverpool
...HQ of Britain's Western Approaches.
M is for Merchantmen
...filled with supplies, bore the brunt.
N for the Navies
...Allies all in the hunt.
O is for Oceanography
...the science grew fast by the day.
P for Pocket Battleships
...like Admiral Scheer and Graf Spee.
Q is for Questions
...are we facing defeat?
R for the RCN
...growing to be an imposing fleet.
S is for Surface Raiders
...such as Tirpitz and Scharnhorst.
T for the Turning Point
...tactics, technology, bravery of course.
U is for the U-Boats
...Dönitz in wolfpacks set.
V for the Veterans
...to whom we owe a debt.
W is for Weapons
...depth charge, torpedo, used on patrol.
X in eXperience
...AB to Admiral, each played a role.
Y is for Youthful
...those who often faced harm.
Z for their Zeal
...in storm or in calm.