U-108 at War

U-108 at War

by Diane Canwell, Jon Sutherland

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Overview

The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the crew of f. These good quality photos show every aspect life aboard before, during and after a typical mission into the Atlantic. There are stunning shots of the sinking of Allied shipping and the rescue of their crews (Against Hitler’s orders!). Rarely seen below-deck views show just how cramped the living and working conditions were in a submerged craft. Shots from the conning tower in mid-ocean demonstrate the vile sea conditions that the vessels were forced to endure, from gigantic seas to frozen decks and equipment. The comradeship of the close-knit crew is expressed in shots showing how the men’s domestic chores were performed in the confined space of these small craft miles from the nearest land. It is most unusual to have such a comprehensive photographic record of a U-boat on active service since so few survived the war intact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848846678
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Diane Canwell has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among her many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Jonathan Sutherland has written widely on historical subjects, in particular on military and aviation history, and has long been fascinated by the history of Norfolk and its military heritage. Among his many books are The RAF Air Sea Rescue Service 1918-1986, The Battle of Jutland and Air War Malta.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Commissioning 10

Chapter 2 The Commander 21

Chapter 3 The Crew 27

Chapter 4 The U-Boat 78

Chapter 5 The First Patrol 104

Chapter 6 Sinking the Effna 111

Chapter 7 Lorient 127

Chapter 8 The Third and Fourth Patrols 136

Chapter 9 Norland 149

Bibliography and Websites 154

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