By Gordon Williamson
Germany's international warfare II U-boat fleet used to be a really elite scuffling with strength. The U-Boot Waffe represented the cream of Germany's naval team of workers, and when it comes to know-how, education, strategies and strive against successes, the German fleet was once a ways more advantageous to that of the other combatant country. This booklet tells the total tale of the 'Grey Wolves' who harried the Allies' provide strains and got here just about successful overall victory for Hitler in Europe. The wartime improvement of the U-boat is traced from the sort I via to the sort XXI, and the stories of ordinary U-boat crewmen, from recruitment to strive against, are delivered to existence. Operational strategies are tested, and the big bunkers that housed the U-boat fleet are defined and illustrated.
Grossadmiral Karl Donitz, Commander-in-Chief, U-boats
'I used to be fascinated about the original experience of comradeship, engenderd via sharing an identical destiny and worry in the neighborhood of a U-boat staff during which every body trusted every person else and during which each guy used to be an integral a part of the total. without doubt each submariner has sensed in his middle the glow of the open sea, and the duty entrusted to him, and felt as wealthy as a king, and might have traded locations without one.'