War of the U-Boats

British Merchantmen Under Fire

Bernard Edwards

 
Date Published :
March 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 b/w illustrated pages
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844155019
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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From the earliest days of the Second World War, Hitler’s U-Boats were unleashed with the mission of sinking as much Allied merchant tonnage as possible. From the sinking of the Glasgow-based ship Olivegrove by U-23, to the end of hostilities six years later officers and seamen of the Merchant Marine played a key role in winning the war by their blatant disregard of the risks from Axis forces. The most dangerous were the U-Boats working unseen but there were also surface raiders and aircraft.

All too often the result was the loss of ship, cargo and, tragically, crew. But as described in this excellent book great gallantry against overwhelming odds brought rewards and surprising results.

We learn of acts of both chivalry and brutal activity by the enemy.

The actions described in this book are varied but always make for excellent reading.

About The Author
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Bernard Edwards pursued a sea-going career commanding ships trading worldwide. After nearly forty years afloat. Captain Edwards settled in a tiny village in rural South Wales, to pursue his second career as a writer. His extensive knowledge of the sea and ships has enabled him to produce many authentic and eminently readable books which have received international recognition.

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