Alastair Alexander's Action Stations!: U-boat Warfare in the Clyde in Two World PDF

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By Alastair Alexander

The Clyde has performed an enormous half in war within the twentieth century. Its most evident contribution used to be because the major resource of delivery which used to be provided to the Royal army and the service provider army. lots of its different tales are much less typical, 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 conflict files, authentic collections and the museum information to unearth a desirable tale of naval battle in this nice river and the west coast. beginning in 1914, he's taking the reader in the course of the First global struggle and the run as much as the second one global warfare with specific appears to be like on the German U-boats that tried to damage the ocean defences and sink British transport. UC-27, UC-75, U-32, U-33 (sunk via HMS Gleaner in February 1940), U-218 are all designated. He additionally record the losses to British delivery at the Clyde in the course of either international Wars and offers a whole account of HMS Gleaners function within the U-33 incident. The Enigma deciphering computer is additionally recalled and the specified half salvage operation on a sunken German U-boat within the Clyde performed within the position of that outstanding device. HMS Hood, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Admiral Karl Donitz additionally function during this hugely illustrated contribution to wartime historical past. The obtainable format, the formerly unpublished photos and the newly printed ancient info make this a vital learn for naval historians, scholars and academics alike.

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