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U-Boat

David Jordan

The twentieth century witnessed the development and perfection of many new weapons systems that were pitted against each other in two merciless global conflicts, of which arguably the aircraft and ocean-going submarine were the most important. Commencing with a study... Read moreRead less

The twentieth century witnessed the development and perfection of many new weapons systems that were pitted against each other in two merciless global conflicts, of which arguably the aircraft and ocean-going submarine were the most important.
Commencing with a study of the dramatic impact that submarines had on World War I, in which the British Empire was nearly crippled by German U-boats, U-Boat examines the complacent reaction of the Allied victors and the difficulties this left them with when war broke out again in 1939. It then highlights the crisis that afflicted British shipping as the U-boats enjoyed their first ‘Happy Time’ after the fall of France in 1940.
U-Boat includes accounts of the attacks by U-boat commanders and their consequences, and examines the responses made by Britain and the United States in a desperate attempt to overcome the threat posed by submarine warfare, and assesses the ebb and flow of the campaign as both sides gained and lost the advantage. U-Boat explores not only the actual events of various operations, but also the political battles, and the way in which the U-boats fought back.
As well as an outstanding collection of photographs depicting all aspects of the U-boat war and the Allied counter-offensive, U-Boat contains superb artworks of the array of military equipment that was used to prosecute one of the key military campaigns in world history.

Format: 285 x 204mm
Extent: 176pp
Word count: 70,000
Illustrations: 60 artworks and 100 photographs
ISBN: 9781838860141

David Jordan

David Jordan is Senior Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, where he teaches Intermediate and Advanced Staff courses. He joined the Defence Studies Department of Kings College London in June 2000 from the University of Birmingham. He is Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the MA in Defence Studies. He is the author of several books, including The Timeline... Read moreRead less

9781838860141 pb

Formerly published in hardback [305 x 229mm] as Wolfpack.

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