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U-Boats Attack!

The Battle of the Atlantic Witnessed by the Wolf Packs

By Jak P. Mallman Showell
2011, The History Press
ISBN 0752461885
Paperback, 240 pages

Descripton: Readers can view the Battle of the Atlantic through U-boat periscopes thanks to incredible eyewitness accounts bringing to life the horror of this war below and above sea. Readers will taste the salt, smell the nauseating stench of the U-boats, and hear orders being whispered quietly while diving back in time to the horrendous inhumanity of the Battle of the Atlantic. The longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War, raging from 1939 to 1945, the Battle of the Atlantic saw the might of the Royal Navy pitted against the Kriegsmarine. The Germans' secret weapon was their fleet of U-boats, they had the largest fleet of submarines in the world, enabling them to play cat and mouse with the Allied forces to devastating effect. They would hunt in "wolf-packs" and would prey on merchant shipping and naval vessels. This startling book tells the story of this battle as viewed through the conning towers of these U-boats. It is written as the action unfolded, using surviving logs.

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