U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1942: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

U-boat Prey: Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1942: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

Philip Kaplan


“The service provider Seaman by no means faltered. To him we owe our upkeep and our very lives” - the precise Hon. Alfred Barnes, Minister of warfare Transport.

During the 1st levels of the second one global battle, all forces have been rallied in an try and help the Allied attempt. With alternate and provide routes to Britain abruptly being positioned at nice probability, a stalwart staff of service provider sailors have been required to guard important offers for the British humans, in addition to delivery very important military must haves backward and forward. The efforts of the sailors concerned particularly cannot be overstated. even though they did not put on uniforms, and few have been rewarded with medals or memorials, they have been definitely as beneficial of the identify 'front-line warrior' because the guardsmen and fighter pilots to whom they transported worthwhile strive against offers. certainly, many are in contract that their efforts stood among the may of German forces and the domination of the area. 

Over 30,000 males fell sufferer to the German U-boats among 1939 and 1945. This ebook serves as a tribute to their efforts, and should be by way of a moment quantity protecting the ultimate phases of the battle, from 1943-45. photographs of a few of the main implementing service provider ships characteristic, observed via a lucid narrative describing a few of the roles enacted by means of the sailors on board and the wartime context within which they worked.

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