From Book News, Inc. A thorough examination of the u-boat menace in both world wars. Both times England was almost defeated by the effective use of submarines. The rise and fall of the u-boats is well chronicled with many illustrations.
About the Author V E Tarrant, an ex-Navy man, has achieved an international reputation for the quality of his research and the excellence of his narrative writing.
Book Description The German submarines that sank over 8,000 merchant vessels and nearly brought victory to Germany get their first due in a 30-year chronicle, based on eyewitness accounts, interviews with U-boat aces, and research in just-released German naval documents. Over 100 photos, charts, and diagrams show the strategic and tactical evolution of U-boat offensives in both WWI and WWII, with records of losses on both sides, along with technical advances and methods used for defending against them.