Hitler's U-Boat War

Hitler's U-Boat War

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The second and final volume of the definitive account of the German submarine war. Acclaimed on its publication in 1997 ('should become the standard history of the Unterseeboote' - Washington Post) volume one of Clay Blair's magnum opus is here followed by volume two, The Hunted covering 1942-45. In this volume the fortunes of the German navy are completely reversed - due in no small part to Allied codebreaking - and they suffer perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of the Germany forces. destroying their submarine service entirely. Blair has been at work on this history for nine years since the British and American governments began to release official WWII records in the 1980s. Blair himself served in submarines in combat in WWII. He chronicles the U-Boat war with authority, fidelity, objectivity and extraordinary detail. He also writes vivid and dramatic scenes of naval actions and dispassionate, but startling new revelations, interpretations and conclusions about all aspects of the Battle of the Atlantic.... first XXI, U-2511, commanded by Adalbert Schnee, arrived in Norway on March 23 with snort and periscope problems. ... On April 18, Schnee sailed from Kristiansand, but his diesel engines were not working properly and he aborted and put into ... The U-boats sank merely three, all from convoy JW 56A in January : two American Liberty ships, Penelope Barker and ... Two Swordfish aircraft from the new (1944) a€œjeepa€ carrier Campania a€n piloted by W. J. Hutchinson and M. W. Henley, anbsp;...

Title:Hitler's U-Boat War
Author:Clay Blair
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-02-16


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