Deep Sea Hunters

Deep Sea Hunters

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Deep Sea Hunters

RAF Coastal Command and the War Against the U-Boats and the German Navy 1939 -1945




Author:Martin W. Bowman
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:224
Photos:2 x 16 pages of black and white plates
Publisher:Pen and Sword Aviation
ISBN:9781783831968
Item No. 9781783831968



This enthralling new release from Martin Bowman details all the varied and dynamic operations at sea carried out by RAF Coastal Command against the U-boats and the German Navy during the Second World War. Beginning with the disastrous Norwegian Campaign, it takes in the numerous attacks on the bustling German submarine base at Lorient, the attack on Brest, as well as many other pivotal and memorable events to enliven the history of the sea-lanes during the Second World War. Battles with the U-boats are brought to the fore, with details and experiences not only of the RAF pilots of Catalinas, Whitleys, Hudsons and Sunderlands, but also those of the targeted U-boat crews. In scenes reminiscent of ‘Das Boot’ German (and Italian) U-boat crews tell of their fears and experiences while under depth-charge attack and fire from above by Liberators, Fortresses, Halifaxes, Sunderlands and Mosquitoes. The 'big-game sport' of 'hunting U-boats', as it was termed, is relayed in full and gripping detail, with firsthand accounts from U-boat attackers punctuating Bowman's dramatic prose and resting alongside those of the German submariners. This two-sided history is sure to appeal to all enthusiasts interested in gaining a balanced insight into Second World War naval history.