Action Stations!: U-boat Warfare in the Clyde in Two World by Alastair Alexander

By Alastair Alexander

The Clyde has performed an incredible half in conflict within the twentieth century. Its most evident contribution was once because the major resource of transport which was once provided to the Royal military and the service provider army. a lot of its different tales are much less prevalent, now not least the particular clash that came about opposed to German U-boats now not faraway the mainland. Alastair Alexander has dug deep into the warfare documents, legitimate collections and the museum files to unearth a desirable tale of naval war in this nice river and the west coast. beginning in 1914, he is taking the reader during the First international conflict and the run as much as the second one global battle with special appears on the German U-boats that tried to damage the ocean defences and sink British delivery. UC-27, UC-75, U-32, U-33 (sunk by way of HMS Gleaner in February 1940), U-218 are all special. He additionally checklist the losses to British transport at the Clyde in the course of either international Wars and offers a whole account of HMS Gleaners position within the U-33 incident. The Enigma interpreting laptop is usually recalled and the specified half salvage operation on a sunken German U-boat within the Clyde performed within the function of that notable tool. HMS Hood, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Admiral Karl Donitz additionally function during this hugely illustrated contribution to wartime background. The available structure, the formerly unpublished pictures and the newly published ancient info make this a necessary learn for naval historians, scholars and lecturers alike.

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