U-Boat: Combat Missions takes the reader through every section of a combat U-boat, giving a comprehensive view of what it was like to liveand fightin an “Iron Coffin.” Uniquely, firsthand accounts from crewmembers are grouped with commissioned photographs of a Type VIIC U-boat, U995; together with the many rare memorabilia and archive photos that are also featured, the book brings the experiences of the U-boat men alive in truly vivid detail.
- First-person accounts, most previously unpublished, from serving World War II U-boat crewmembers
- Crewmembers from every U-boat section are featured in turnfrom the Bow Torpedo Room to the Diesel Engine and Electric Motor Roomsgiving a complete overview of what it was like to be on patrol in a combat U-boat
- Illustrated with more than 120 items of memorabilia, some 50 specially commissioned photos of the last-surviving Type VIIC U-boat, U995, and over 170 archive photos
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Lawrence Paterson has written seven books on U-boats and German midget submarines to date: First U-Boat Flotilla; Second U-Boat Flotilla; U-Boat War Patrol; Hitler’s Grey Wolves; Hunt & Kill (co-author); Weapons of Desperation; and U-boats in the Mediterranean. Born in New Zealand, Lawrence now lives in Oxfordshire, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Superb period photographs of boats, equipment, memorabilia, and the men who served, along with well written text makes this a book that deserves a spot in any U Boat library. Modern day color photos of the interior compartments add to the overall appeal. The inexpensive price does not reflect the quality or the value of this outstanding book.