Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-Boat War in the Atlantic

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One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture ofU-505on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war,U-505was transported to Chicago, where today several hundred thousand visitors a year pass through its well-preserved hull at theMuseum of Science and Industry.

Now in paperback, Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. Chapters include her ...

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Overview

One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture ofU-505on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war,U-505was transported to Chicago, where today several hundred thousand visitors a year pass through its well-preserved hull at theMuseum of Science and Industry.

Now in paperback, Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. Chapters include her construction, crew and commanders, combat history, an assessment of Type IX operations, naval intelligence, the eight fatal German mistakes that doomed the ill-fated boat, her capture, and final transportation and restoration for posterity.

The contributors to this fascinating volume—a Who's Who of U-boat historians—include: Erich Topp (U-552, Odyssey of a U-boat Commander); Eric Rust (Naval Officers Under Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallmann Showell (Hitler's U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Patterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark Wise (Enigma and the Battle of the Atlantic); Keith R. Gill (former Curator, U-505, Museum of Science and Industry), and Theodore P. Savas (editor, Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War II; author, Nazi Millionaires).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781611211283
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 811,044
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2004

    No chance for second-guessing.

    The reader gets to second-guess the many critical,split second decisions that were made under the most intense,chaotic,situations a submariner has to face.The different writers bring you right in the middle of both sides of the battle.From the building of U-505 to Captain Gallery's inside info that put him right on top of U-505.It is like you are right there. Great reading!

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