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The Milk Cows - The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941-1945

During the Second World War the Germans developed a specially adapted U-boat oil tanker with two aims. First, by refuelling the attack U-boat fleet their range of operations and duration of patrol could be significantly increased. Secondly, these underwater tankers were far more likely to avoid detection than surface support ships.
The submarine tankers, affectionately known as 'Milk Cows', were regarded by both the Germans and the Allies as the most important element of the U-boat fleet. Allied forces had orders to attack the tankers first whenever a choice was presented.

Until late 1942 the German Milk Cows operated with great success and few losses. But from 1943 onwards the German rendezvous ciphers were repeatedly broken by the Allies and losses mounted rapidly. The Milk Cows were highly vulnerable during the lengthy refuelling procedure as they lay stationary on the surface, hatches open. By the end of the war virtually every tanker had been sunk with severe loss of life.

The story of this critical campaign has been thoroughly researched by the author and is told against the background of changing U-boat fortunes.

Auteur:John F. White
Uitvoering:272 blz, 24 x 16.5 x 2.6 cm, softcover
Illustraties:z/w illustraties
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2022)
EAN:9781399085199
Boek: The Milk Cows - The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941-1945

The Milk Cows - The U-Boat Tankers at War 1941-1945

Taal: Engels

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U-47 in Scapa Flow - The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 (Osprey)

At the outset of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy - nothing could penetrate the defences of this bastion. So how, in the dead of night, was Gunther Prien's U-47 able to slip through the line of protective warships to sink the mighty Royal Oak?

This book provides the answer with an account of one of the most daring naval raids in history. Drawing on the latest underwater archaeological research, this study explains how Prien and his crew navigated the North Sea and Kirk Sound to land a devastating blow to the British. It reveals the level of disrepair that Scapa Flow had fallen into, and delves into the conspiracy theories surrounding the event, including an alleged cover-up by the then First Sea Lord, Winston Churchill.

Contents: Introduction - The U-Boat Threat (Initial Strategy) - Dönitz' Plan - The Raid - Aftermath - Analysis - Conclusion - Further Reading - Index.

Auteur:Angus Konstam
Uitvoering:80 blz, 25 x 18.5 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2015)
Serie:Raid (33)
EAN:9781472808905
Boek: U-47 in Scapa Flow - The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 (Osprey)

U-47 in Scapa Flow - The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939

Taal: Engels

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U-108 at War - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album that belonged to a member of the crew of U-boat U-108 during World War II. These good quality photos show every aspect life aboard before, during and after a typical mission into the Atlantic.

There are stunning shots of the sinking of Allied shipping and the rescue of their crews (Against Hitler's orders!). Rarely seen below-deck views show just how cramped the living and working conditions were in a submerged craft.
Shots from the conning tower in mid-ocean demonstrate the vile sea conditions that the vessels were forced to endure, from gigantic seas to frozen decks and equipment.

The comradeship of the close-knit crew is expressed in shots showing how the men's domestic chores were performed in the confined space of these small craft miles from the nearest land. It is most unusual to have such a comprehensive photographic record of a U-boat on active service since so few survived the war intact.

Auteur:Alistair Smith
Uitvoering:144 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 1.1 cm, softcover
Illustraties:120 z/w foto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2012)
Serie:Images of War
EAN:9781848846678
Boek: U-108 at War - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

U-108 at War - Rare photographs from Wartime Archives

Taal: Engels

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U-188 : A German Submariner's Account of the War at Sea 1941-1945

Anton Staller was a U-boat lookout, rising no higher than Leading Seaman and his account of the war from the lower ranks is unique. He served on the Type IXc/40 boat, U-188 under Kapitänleutnant Lüdden on three patrols witnessing the stark reality of convoy warfare from his lookout position on the conning tower of his submarine.
His U-boat sank the British destroyer HMS Beverley and eight merchant ships exceeding 100,000 gross tons but the submarine also spent many hours submerged under depth-charge attacks.

More so than many of his contemporaries, Staller was prepared to reveal his thoughts and feelings of his experiences of the war at sea, and of his time on the conning tower, at the hydrophons, and cleaning weapons as a messboy.

His journal demonstrates how political thinking rarely entered the minds of the U-boat men, even though many of them, such as Lüdden, did not choose to serve in submarines.
Staller was not a Nazi and came from a Socialist Party background, yet he never questioned the cause he was fighting for. To Staller it was simply 'Us or Them to the death'.

Auteur:Klaus Willmann
Uitvoering:240 blz, 24.5 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:16 blz z/w foto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2015)
EAN:9781848327603
Boek: U-188 : A German Submariner's Account of the War at Sea 1941-1945

U-188 : A German Submariner's Account of the War at Sea 1941-1945

Taal: Engels

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German U-Boat Ace Adalbert Schnee : The Patrols of U-201 in World War II

Few commanders symbolize the evolution of the German U-boat arm during the Second World War as does Adalbert "Adi" Schnee. In 1940, Schnee successively commanded three Type II U-boats - U-6, U-60 and U-121 - in which he registered his first successes in the Atlantic.
From the beginning of 1941, he was appointed commander of U-201, the first Type VIIC U-boat allotted to I Flotilla. During seven patrols with this U-Boot, which would take him to the coasts of America and Africa, he would receive the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.
With 15 ships sunk in convoys in the mid-Atlantic, he became the specialist in this form of attack. Commanding U-2511 in May 1945, he alone carried out an actual combat mission in the Type XXI U-boat.

With the aid of logbooks and the recent discovery of a considerable collection of images from a war correspondent on one of U-201's missions, this book examines Schnee's incredible combat career.

Auteur:Luc Braeuer
Uitvoering:96 blz, 30.5 x 23 x 1.5 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:206 z/w foto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2015)
EAN:9780764348235
Boek: German U-Boat Ace Adalbert Schnee : The Patrols of U-201 in World War II

German U-Boat Ace Adalbert Schnee : The Patrols of U-201 in World War II

Taal: Engels

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German U-Boat Ace Rolf Mützelburg : The Patrols of U-203 in World War II

German naval officer Rolf Mützelburg was one of the outstanding figures of the WWII German U-boat arm. After obtaining regular successes against the North Atlantic convoys during his first four missions, he found new victims directly along the shores of Canada.
Mützelburg received the highest decorations of the period and became one of the top U-boat aces. Furthermore, he shared with Adalbert Schnee, Teddy Suhren, and Erich Topp, the rare privilege of being affectionately nicknamed by Admiral Dönitz as "The Four Aces."

The discovery of a photo album from a U-203 crew member, complemented by images sourced at the U-Boat Archive at Cuxhaven, allows us to illustrate the astonishing history of this U-boat with 240 photographs and documents. The eleven combat missions of U-203 are precisely described thanks to numerous maps and sketches and the complete translation of its logbook.

Auteur:Luc Braeuer
Uitvoering:96 blz, 30.5 x 23 x 0.9 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:240 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2015)
EAN:9780764348358
Boek: German U-Boat Ace Rolf Mützelburg : The Patrols of U-203 in World War II

German U-Boat Ace Rolf Mützelburg : The Patrols of U-203 in World War II

Taal: Engels

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U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photogr Diary of U-564

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Laatste update:13-07-2024