Jak Mallmann Showell - Wolfpacks at War. The U Boat Experience in World War II
Ian Allan Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 0711029288 | 128 pages | PDF | 64.81 MB
German U-boats almost brought Britain to its knees in WWI; twenty years later the story was the same. What was it like to be a member of a U-boat crew?
This book provides the truth behind the image portrayed so convincingly in "Das Boot". After the "happy time" of the early war years, when the U-boats struck seemingly at will and to great effect, the later war years were much grimmer for the Kriegsmarine. Their shore bases bombed incessantly by the Allies, the skies above the Atlantic patrolled by deadly long-range submarine busters like the Short Sunderland and their movements tracked by Ultra decrypts and radar, the U-boat crews went to sea knowing that their life expectancy was short and their fate likely to be a watery grave. This is their story, illustrated by a remarkable collection of rare photographs and illustrations, many in color.