U-Boat Wars

U-Boat Wars

by Edwin P. Hoyt, Edwin P. Hoyt
     
 

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The remarkably effective submarines (U-boats) of the German Navy devastated the Allies during the first part of World War II and very nearly brought British and American sea forces to their knees. Military historian Hoyt here describes the years when U-boat "wolf packs" under the command of Admiral Karl Doenitz terrorized the Allies, sinking a third of Britain's

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The remarkably effective submarines (U-boats) of the German Navy devastated the Allies during the first part of World War II and very nearly brought British and American sea forces to their knees. Military historian Hoyt here describes the years when U-boat "wolf packs" under the command of Admiral Karl Doenitz terrorized the Allies, sinking a third of Britain's battleships in 1939, and how the Allies came back, developing anti-submarine weapons that sent almost three-fourths of the U-boat crews to the bottom of the ocean. The U-Boat Wars is a gripping account of the battles at sea and the men—Doenitz, Churchill, sub-hunter Captain F. J. Walker, and others—who decided the fate of the Atlantic.

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World War II History
Drawing on German, British, and American archives, this, like Hoyt's many other war books, is a crackling narrative. It is factual, fast-paced, and gripping. He brings history alive and is always fresh and never dull.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411925
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
814,487
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Edwin P. Hoyt is the author of Japan's War, 199 Days: The Battle for Stalingrad, and How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and His Admirals. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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