Wolfpack: U-Boats at War, 1939-1945

Wolfpack: U-Boats at War, 1939-1945

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by Philip Kaplan, Jack Currie
     
 

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A persistent mystique surrounds the men of the U-boats that came perilously close to cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline in the first part of World War II. Drawing from diaries, letters, journals, memoirs, prose, and poetry, the authors present a powerful portrait of men uniquely bound together in hellish circumstances they were unlikely to survive.

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A persistent mystique surrounds the men of the U-boats that came perilously close to cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline in the first part of World War II. Drawing from diaries, letters, journals, memoirs, prose, and poetry, the authors present a powerful portrait of men uniquely bound together in hellish circumstances they were unlikely to survive.

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ISBN-13:
9781557508553
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.09(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.94(d)

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Wolfpack: U-Boats at War, 1939-1945 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Wolfpack... ahhh the name alone brings forth images of mystery, death, and fear. This book puts YOU in the U-boat, with all the details of life as a brave greywolf. Learn how submarine warfare began in it's birth, to the rise of the deadly methods of anti-submarine warfare, to the final throes of the vaunted U-boat fleet. Learn of the great aces and their tactics to put allied shipping on the bottom while keeping the submarine alive. Come! Witness firsthand, the harsh environment of which they lived, operated, and died. Sometimes miraculously escaping the ASW death back to port and the fair french maidens. See now! Great images, paintings, qoutations, uniforms, medals, the boats themselves! Wolfpack is an excellently scripted book about the truth and the heroics of the many German sailors, who, without question, continued to operate even under dire circumstances. These are the men from which heros are born... the submariners.