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Second U-Boat Flotilla - Book Review

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Postby RichBohlman » Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:35 am

This is the second book regarding the history of U-Boat Flotillas by Paterson and covers the 2nd Flotilla from the start of WWII to the final patrols of the Flotilla's boats at the wars end. Can be ordered from


Book Description:

At the forefront of Nazi U-boat attacks in the Atlantic, the large cruiser submarines of the Karl Dönitz's Second U-boat Flotilla--the Saltzwedel--littered the ocean with sunken ships while under the command of such legendary figures as Albrecht Achilles, Reinhard Hardegen, and Werner Hartenstein. Their tumultuous fortunes are fully documented in this book by an acknowledged U-boat expert, who draws on the personal reminiscences of these veteran undersea warriors and their war diaries. A companion volume to the author's First U-Boat Flotilla, the new study describes the flotilla's dramatic nine-year history, from its formation in 1936 to the bitter combat of World War II and the eventual intact capture of two of its boats, complete with Enigma code machines, that ultimately spelled its doom. 224 pages. Hardcover. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
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