This is the second of two volumes covering the career histories of all of the U-boats which saw action in World War II. The histories of some 1200 vessels are covered and each entry aims to be easily accessible.
Author: Kenneth Wynn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
This is the second of two volumes covering the career histories of all of the U-boats which saw action in World War II. The histories of some 1200 vessels are covered and each entry aims to be easily accessible. Every aspect of a boat's activities are covered, from laying the keel to its ultimate fate. Each entry gives locations and dates of units and any boats served with, commanders, number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, re-fuelling by U-tankers and supply ships, attacks on shipping, survivors picked up and finally the ultimate fate. Appendices allow cross-referencing and contain such material as Deutsche Feldpost Numbers.
7. On the destroyer deal: Black, Roosevelt, 605–606, 620–623. 8. U-boat
numbers in 1939: Blair, Hitler's U-boat War, Vol. I: The Hunters, 43–47 (including
on 43, Plate 4: The Prewar German U-boat Buildup June 1935-September 1939),
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Hachette UK
A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian. World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.
These two volumes cover the career histories of all the U-boats which were commissioned in the Second World War.
Author: Kenneth G. Wynn
These two volumes cover the career histories of all the U-boats which were commissioned in the Second World War. Ten years of research from both primary and secondary sources has ensured both the accuracy and remarkable detail of the material. The histories of some 1200 vessels are covered. Sold as a set.
The Archive is without doubt the most important single repository of U - boat
material in the world . ... purpose of this book is to serve as a reference for use
with the many works which already exist on U - boat history in the Second World
Author: Kenneth G. Wynn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
The first of two volumes covering the career histories of all of the U-boats which saw action in World War II. The histories of some 1200 vessels are covered and each entry aims to be easily accessible. Every aspect of a boat's activities are covered, from laying the keel to its ultimate fate. Each entry gives locations and dates of units and any boats served with, commanders, number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, re-fuelling by U-tankers and supply ships, attacks on shipping, survivors picked up and finally the ultimate fate. Appendices allow cross-referencing and contain such material as Deutsches Feldpost Numbers.
Wünsche commanded four different Uboats between 1914 and November 1918 (
U - 25 , U - 70 , U - 97 and U - 126 ) . There are also two collections of unique
Second World War photographs , the first from the collection of Günther Prien ,
Author: Jonathan Sutherland
Publisher: Pen & Sword
NAVAL FORCES & WARFARE. U Boats were the scourge of the seas for Allied shipping during both World Wars - almost bringing Britain to the brink of starvation on several occasions. This book contains unseen photographs taken by German submarine crew and captains during each war. The World War Two photos include images from an original WW2 U Boat commander's photo album. It belonged to Kapitan Leutnant Herbert Bruninghaus. As a U Boat navigator, he served on the famous U-38 under ace Heinrich Liebe. Herbert later went on to command three U Boats of his own - U-6, U-148 and U-1059.There are also original images from a Kriegmarine officer's photo album (unfortunately unnamed). It includes photos ofCommander Prien's U-47 returning to Kiel after attacks at Scapa Flow.
all occupied German ports and anchoring roads for the wrecks of U - boats sunk
prior to the surrender or scuttled at the end of the war during the scuttling
operation “ Regenbogen . " The main sources of information on the whereabouts
of all ...
Author: Axel Niestle
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
No other publication comes even close to including the amount of detail provided in this book about individual German submarines lost in the war.
Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg (Germany and the Second World
War). ... The navy never resolved the issue of whether the U-boat war was a “
tonnage” war or a commerce war in which U-boats attacked targets that had the ...
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war
Japanese Naval & Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II by All Causes
( NAVEXOS P - 468 ) , Washington : Government Printing Office , 1947 . King ,
Ernest J. The U.S. Navy at War . Washington ; Government Printing Office , 1946.
Author: United States. Naval History Division
An alphabetical arrangement of the ships of the continental and United States Navies, with a historical sketch of each one.
Wolfpacks at War : The U - Boat Experience in World War II . Surrey , United
Kingdom : Ian Allan Publishing , 2002 . Smith , Jr . , Myron J . World War II at Sea :
A Bibliography of Sources in English . Metuchen , New Jersey : The Scarecrow ...
Author: James P. Duffy
Packed with rich detail and analysis, this exciting tale of war at sea relates the dramatic and moving true story of the sinking of the British liner Laconia and its consequences for the conduct of marine warfare.
Author: Derek G. Law
Lists annotations related to the role of the Royal Navy in World War II, categorized by naval campaigns and significant battles, allied and axis forces, and writings such as correspondence and poetry.
Middlebrook , Martin and Everitt , Chris , The Bomber Command War Diaries ,
Midland , 1995 . Nesbit , Roy Conyers , The Strike Wings , William Kimber , 1984 .
Niestlé , Axel , German U - boat Losses During World War Two , Naval Institute ...
Author: Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Fritz-Julius Lemp's tragic sinking of the Athenia in a Second U-Boat Flotilla boat opened Germany's U-boat war against England. The following six years of bitter combat found the flotilla at the forefront of distant operations. Leading the attack, Legendary commanders such as Albrecht Achilles, Werner Hartenstein and Reinhard Hardegen littered the Atlantic and Indian Oceans with the twisted steel of sunken ships. Drawn extensively from various war diaries and veterans' personal reminiscences, the Second U-Boat Flotilla describes the tumultuous fortunes of the most successful unit of Karl Donitz's Grey Wolves.
GUNTHER PRIEN Prien was the U - boat ace who became one of the Third
Reich ' s earliest war heroes because his attack on HMS Royal Oak . He was
awarded the Knight ' s Cross - the first to any U - boat commander - and each
member of ...
Author: Michael E. Haskew
The Second World War saw the formation and employment of a large number of specialist units in all the many theatres. The most celebrated Special Forces were the units such as the SAS, Long Range Desert Group and the American OSS but this book looks at the much wider spectrum. It embraces special-to-purpose formations such as the Chindits (in Burma), parachute forces (of Germany and the Allies), specially formed air force units such as the Dambusters, Hans-Ulrich Rudel's Tank Busting Stuka Squadrons, the US Flying Tigers and the Doolittle Raiders and Memphaisi Belle Bomber team. “ At sea the activities of the midget submarine crews, torpedo operators and the mighty German battleships are examined. “ All this and much besides make Elite Forces of the Second World War a thrilling, highly informative and most attractive book. “ AUTHOR: Michael E. Hawskew has been writing and researching military history subjects for 20 years. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine and is the author of The Sniper At War. He also served as editor of The World War II Desk Reference with The Eisenhower Center For American Studies. An expert on special forces activities during World War II, Mr. Haskew has written extensively on the topic. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. SELLING POINTS: Satisfied the demand for books on Special Forces ands small specialist units, whether on land, sea or in the air. “ Covers all participants' elite forces, their actions and their commanders. 120 photos
The Germans nevertheless immediately started planning for the future rebuilding
of a U - boat arm , and Dönitz was ... While he was away , Hitler ordered Germany
' s first post - First World War U - boats in February 1935 , and unknown to ...
Author: David Wragg
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
"Seapower was a crucial element in the outcome of the Second World War. The U-Boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys were crucial to keeping Russia in the War; Pearl Harbor brought America into the conflict with massive repercussions; allied naval supremacy made the D-Day landings possible. This book examines in detail the key naval commanders of both sides including five British (Pound, Cunningham, Ramsay, Horton, Somerville) and five US admirals (King, Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey, Fletcher), three German (Raeder, Doenitz, Lutjens) three Japanese (Yamamato, Nagumo, Koga) and two French (Darlan, de la Borde), the latterjustified by the problems faced by Vichy France, including the courageous decision to scuttle the fleet rather than let it fall into German hands in late 1942. In selecting the list, the author has made their decisive role in the war the only criterion."--Publisher's information.
39 The First World War lasted 51 months , the Second World War 68 months . In
the former U - boats sank 4 , 837 ships totalling 11 , 135 , 000 gross tons , in the
latter 2 , 771 ships totalling 14 , 554 , 000 gross tons . Thus the average number
Author: Great Britain. Naval Staff
During the First World War German use of unrestricted submarine warfare, supported by extensive mining and surface raids, very nearly forced Britain out of the war in 1917. The island's heavy dependence on seaborne supplies was gravely threatened again in 1939, supplemented this time by air attacks on shipping. After the war Commanders Waters and Barley wrote a Naval Staff History which has long been recognised as an authoritative study of the impact of the German campaign and its ultimate defeat by Britain and her allies. It remains an indispensable basis for any serious study of the Battle of the Atlantic and has here been updated and revised by Dr Grove, who also contributes a perceptive introduction outlining its significance.