U Boats of the Second World War: Their Longest Voyages
Jak P. Mallmann Showell (Author)
Ocean-going U-boats, each one not much longer than four European articulated lorries with up to sixty men inside them, sailed the far-off seas to reap havoc in hot inhospitable waters. The air forces and navies from Britain, the United States and other colonial countries followed to make this a daring and death-threatening venture. The facts of what the U-boats achieved against massive odds have been told before, but 'U-Boats of the Second World War: Their Longest Voyages' is different. It concentrates more on how it was done. How the men survived, how they lived and died and how they still found time to carry out their orders. The book is based on masses of previously unpublished documents from the German U-boat Museum, many of them written during or shortly after the war by men who survived this bitter conflict. This is the story of how specially built long-range ocean-going U-boats started out one step ahead of the Allied navies and air power, how they fell one step behind and how they finally vanished into the depths of the biggest and deepest oceans.This is a remarkable story of endurance, courage and comradeship that terrified the world for the most critical period of the Second World War. The author, Jak P. Mallmann Showell, is the son of a U-boat diesel mechanic who disappeared in those warm waters two months before the author was born. 98 black and white photographs
About the Author
Jak P. Mallmann Showell is the author of more than twenty books on the German navy and U-boat operations and is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the field. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, 1944. He has lived in England for most of his life.
- Contributor: Jak P. Mallmann Showell
- Imprint: Fonthill Media Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781781556344
- Number of Pages: 240
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234x15mm
- Packaged Weight: 610
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Fonthill Media Ltd
- Release Date: 2017-09-21
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Jak P. Mallmann Showell is the author of more than twenty books on the German navy and U-boat operations and is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the field. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, 1944. He has lived in England for most of his life.