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During WWII, German E-Boats were so active in the English Channel that the narrow stretch of water became known as 'E-Boat Alley'. To counter the threat of these E-Boats, Britain brought its coastal forces to bear - flotillas of small Motor Torpedo and Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs) and Motor Launches (MLs).

As the Germans sought to maintain their supremacy in Channel waters, they continued to develop their E-Boat designs to accommodate more armor and more firepower. Rather than matching the newer E-Boats for armament, the British developed several types to fulfill the varied roles for which the Kriegsmarine were attempting to use the E-Boat.

This book details this developing conflict, examining the evolution of the boats involved, and covering the their battles from fights in the Thames estuary to the build-up for D-Day.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Design and development
Strategic Situation
Technical specifications
The combatants
Combat
Statistics and analysis
Aftermath
Bibliography
Glossary

Product details

Published Jun 21 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849084062
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Illustrated with 50 image in black and white in addition to 12 in color
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 34
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

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