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Grey Wolves: The U-Boat War 1939-1945

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In the early years of the Second World War, the elite force of German submariners known as the Ubootwaffe came perilously close to perfecting the underwater battle tactics and successfully cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline. To the Allies, these enemy sailors were embarking on a mission of unequivocal evil.

Each member of the Ubootwaffe understood that he must take pride in being part of a unique brotherhood. He had to do so because he was setting out—in claustrophobic, unsanitary, stench-filled, and ultimately hellish conditions—on a journey that would test his mental and physical endurance to the very limits, and which he had little chance of surviving. Those that did return soon ceased to take comfort in friends or family, dwelling only on the knowledge that another patrol awaited them. By the end of the war, of the 39,000 men who went to sea in the U-boats, 27,491 died in action and a further 5,000 were made prisoners of war. Of the 863 U-boats that sailed on operational patrols, 754 were lost.

Grey Wolves captures life on board a U-boat, in text, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, prose, and poetry, relaying tales of the mundane and the routine, dramatic and heroic; the fear and resilience of every crew member, from Kapitainleutnant to Mechaniker. It is a vivid, brutally realistic portrait of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was, perhaps, the most critical battle of the war.

About the Author

Philip Kaplan, formerly a book designer with Harper-Row and Art Director with Playboy and Atlanta magazines, has written or coauthored and designed twenty books, including One Last Look, Little Friends, Fighter Pilot, Night and Day Bomber Offensive, and Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II. He lives in Gloucester, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781628737271
Author:
Kaplan, Philip
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 BandW photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » Nautical
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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