E-Boat vs MTB: The English Channel 1941-45

Overview

During WWII, German E-Boats were so active in the English Channel that the narrow stretch of water became known as 'E-Boat Alley'. To counter the threat of these E-Boats, Britain brought its coastal forces to bear - flotillas of small Motor Torpedo and Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs) and Motor Launches (MLs).

As the Germans sought to maintain their supremacy in Channel waters, they continued to develop their E-Boat designs to accommodate more armor and more firepower. Rather than ...

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Overview

During WWII, German E-Boats were so active in the English Channel that the narrow stretch of water became known as 'E-Boat Alley'. To counter the threat of these E-Boats, Britain brought its coastal forces to bear - flotillas of small Motor Torpedo and Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs) and Motor Launches (MLs).

As the Germans sought to maintain their supremacy in Channel waters, they continued to develop their E-Boat designs to accommodate more armor and more firepower. Rather than matching the newer E-Boats for armament, the British developed several types to fulfill the varied roles for which the Kriegsmarine were attempting to use the E-Boat.

This book details this developing conflict, examining the evolution of the boats involved, and covering the their battles from fights in the Thames estuary to the build-up for D-Day.

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"...superbly illustrated with maps, cutaways, and period photographs ... a must-have for those interested in these two interesting light combat boats." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

"A fine survey of the German E-Boat and their conflicts with the U-Boat Allies. German and British skirmishes using either boat are covered in chapters packed with vintage black and white photos and illustrations to capture a fine history of the two military vessels." - The Midwest Book Review (September 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849084062
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Series: Duel Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 577,557
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their recipients. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    A MUST READ!

    This book is a must read especially for those interested in WWII naval operations. Follows the same format as the rest of the "Duel" series. Extremely well-written. Certainly informed me of a lot of information that I was eithe not aware of or little aware of.

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