The U-Boat War

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The U-Boat War 1939 - 1945 is a unique visual record of Hitler's infamous submarine fleet and a lively account of those that risked their lives stalking enemy shipping in the depths of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Using some 250 rare and largely unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, the book provides an outstanding insight into operations and the cramped and claustrophobic existence of the crews. It depicts how this potent force became one of the most dominant German ...
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Overview

The U-Boat War 1939 - 1945 is a unique visual record of Hitler's infamous submarine fleet and a lively account of those that risked their lives stalking enemy shipping in the depths of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Using some 250 rare and largely unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, the book provides an outstanding insight into operations and the cramped and claustrophobic existence of the crews. It depicts how this potent force became one of the most dominant German fighting units during World War Two. Allied shipping losses became so serious that Winston Churchill is on record as saying that the U-boat threat was what concerned him most during the war.
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Editorial Reviews

Nautical Research Journal
An excellent visual overview of the German silent service in WWII, and is a must read for model builders, historians, and aficionados of German military dress and re enactment.
Scale Military Modeler
. . . provides an outstanding insight into the various operations and the claustrophobic existence of the crew . . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844157860
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,467,818
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Author 6

Acknowledgements 8

Chapter 1 Recruitment and Training 9

Chapter 2 Active Service 29

Chapter 3 Battle of the Atlantic 53

Chapter 4 U-Boat Bunkers & Returning from Patrol 81

Chapter 5 War in the Mediterranean 105

Chapter 6 End of the U-Boat War 115

The U-Boat Crew 125

Engineers 125

Operation Boat Types 127

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