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German Navy

Hitler confessed that although he was a hero on land, he was a coward at sea, and this son of landlocked Austria never took the same interest in the Kriegsmarine as in the other two armed services. Even so, the Navy were allotted funds for the building of battleships like the Bismarck, Tirpitz and Prinz Eugen and the smaller Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Even more resources were channeled into building up the Navy's U-boat arm under Admiral Karl Doenitz. When the war began, the U-boats acquired bases on the French Atlantic coasts from which to harry Britain's trans-Atlantic supply lines in their wolf packs. Only the adoption of the convoy system, the breaking of the Navy's Enigma codes, and the development of sophisticated anti-submarine devices prevented the strangling of Britain economically. Germany's surface fleet suffered crippling blows with the loss of the Bismarck, and the bottling up of other capital ships, and by the war's end, Germany's vaunted navy had been effectively destroyed.

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DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS

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DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS
Product Code: 25789

This was a battle without quarter. A battle the U-boats would have won had it not been for the grit and determination of the convoy escorts and the unflagging resilience of the men who manned the vulnerable merchant ships. This book faithfully records the progress of the Battle of the Atlantic, w...
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BATTLEFIELD BOMBERS: DEEP SEA ATTACK

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BATTLEFIELD BOMBERS: DEEP SEA ATTACK
Product Code: 25443

A unique selection of the experiences of British and Commonwealth Bomber Command aircrew in the second World War, this book details the deep sea bombing raids carried out by the RAF, including operations against the Tirpitz.
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GERMAN U-BOAT LOSSES DURING WORLD WAR II
Details of Destruction

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GERMAN U-BOAT LOSSES DURING WORLD WAR II Details of Destruction
Product Code: 25511

No other publication on the U-boats in the Second World War offers the wealth of detail contained in this book. The book lists by hull number each U-boat's date of commissioning, its commander, and the date and port of departure of its last patrol. Also listed are the date, position and cause of ...
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ROAD TO RUSSIA
Arctic convoys 1942

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ROAD TO RUSSIA Arctic convoys 1942
Product Code: 25396

The Allied Arctic convoys supplying the Soviet Union after Hitler's invasion of Russia was one of the most dangerous theatres on the Second World War, with appalling sea conditions coupled with determined German attacks leading to high casualties. This book details the fates of three such convoys...
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WOLF PACK
The U-Boats at War

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WOLF PACK The U-Boats at War
Product Code: 25577

"Once you heard that pinging sound you knew they had got to you, then the depth charges came. Terrible, just terrible." Kurt Wehling, u-boat survivor The steel coffins was the name given to the U-boats of the Kriegsmarine by their own crews. Their fatalistic view of the war was certainly justifie...
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME I: 1939-1941

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME I: 1939-1941
Product Code: 25576

This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 through to Germany's defeat in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, which was announced...
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME II: 1942-1943

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME II: 1942-1943
Product Code: 25575

This is the second of three volumes covering the U-boat campaign in the Atlantic during the Second World War. This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 ...
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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME III: 1944-1945

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U-BOAT WAR IN THE ATLANTIC VOLUME III: 1944-1945
Product Code: 25574

This is the third of three volumes describing U-boat operations in the Atlantic during the Second World War. This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 t...
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TYPE VII
Germanyís Most Successful U-Boat

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TYPE VII Germanyís Most Successful U-Boat
Product Code: 25551

During the Second World War over 250 Allied warships from a dozen navies were sent to the bottom by German U-boats. This groundbreaking study provides a detailed analysis of every sinking for which source material survives from both the Allied and the German sides, resulting in detailed treatment...
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HITLERíS GATEWAY TO THE ATLANTIC
German Naval Bases in France 1940-1945

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HITLERíS GATEWAY TO THE ATLANTIC German Naval Bases in France 1940-1945
Product Code: 25273

When the Germans occupied France's Atlantic ports in 1940, work began on converting them to surface and undersea bases to harry Allied shipping.This book tells the full story of the fortified ports, and how the Allies attempted to neutralise them.
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