Deep Sea Hunters

RAF Coastal Command and the War Against the U-Boats and the German Navy 1939 -1945

Martin W. Bowman

 
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
2 x 16 pages of black and white plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781783831968
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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This enthralling new release from Martin Bowman details all the varied and dynamic operations at sea carried out by RAF Coastal Command against the U-boats and the German Navy during the Second World War. Beginning with the disastrous Norwegian Campaign, it takes in the numerous attacks on the bustling German submarine base at Lorient, the attack on Brest, as well as many other pivotal and memorable events to enliven the history of the sea-lanes during the Second World War. Battles with the U-boats are brought to the fore, with details and experiences not only of the RAF pilots of Catalinas, Whitleys, Hudsons and Sunderlands, but also those of the targeted U-boat crews. In scenes reminiscent of ‘Das Boot’ German (and Italian) U-boat crews tell of their fears and experiences while under depth-charge attack and fire from above by Liberators, Fortresses, Halifaxes, Sunderlands and Mosquitoes.

The 'big-game sport' of 'hunting U-boats', as it was termed, is relayed in full and gripping detail, with firsthand accounts from U-boat attackers punctuating Bowman's dramatic prose and resting alongside those of the German submariners. This two-sided history is sure to appeal to all enthusiasts interested in gaining a balanced insight into Second World War naval history.

About The Author
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Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s foremost aviation historians and has written many books and articles. He lives in Norwich.

REVIEWS
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"...this small book packs a lot of information and detail...an unusual and informative history book"

- The Hook

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