U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

by Lawrence Paterson
     
 

Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar—the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back

Overview

Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar—the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back into the Atlantic: They were all either sunk in battle or scuttled by their own crews.

U-boats in the Mediterranean looks at the perilous history of German submarine operations in the Mediterranean, where, despite their ultimate fate, their strategic impact was dramatic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591148937
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
808,698
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence Paterson has spent many years researching aspects of German naval operations and has written more than ten books on various aspects of the U-boat war, most recently Dönitz’s Last Gamble and Black Flag.

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