Grey Wolf

U-Boat Crewman of World War II

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Grey Wolf

U-Boat Crewman of World War II

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The scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmarine was the least political branch of the Third Reich. The sailors of the U-boat arm were courageous, highly skilled seamen, who fought a war in the toughest conditions: subject to immense tension, and forced to cope with the challenges of the Atlantic, life for a U-boat recruit was far from easy. This title explores the life of a typical U-boat crewman, from recruitment, through training and service conditions, to combat experience throughout the war. Illustrated with many previously unpublished images, this book offers a fresh insight into the experiences of the men in Dönitz's legendary 'wolf packs'.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Recruitment · Training · Appearance · Conditions of Service · Belief and Belonging · Combat Action · Colour Plate Commentary · Museums · Collecting · Further Reading · Index

Product details

Published 25 Oct 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841763125
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 36
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

Illustrator

Darko Pavlovic

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