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U-BOATS BEYOND BISCAY: DONITZ LOOKS TO NEW HORIZONS

By Bernard Edwards

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) On the outbreak of war in 1939, Admiral Donitzs U-boat flotillas consisted of some thirty U-boats fully operational, with only six to eight at sea at any one time. Their activities were restricted mainly to the North Sea and British coastal waters. When France fell in the summer of 1940, the ports in the Bay of Biscay gave direct access to the Atlantic, and the ability to extend their reach. The Royal Navy was unable to escort convoys much beyond the Western Approaches. In a short time, the Allies were losing 500,000 tons of shipping a month, every month. Donitz now looked over the far horizons to America's Eastern Seaboard, the coasts of Africa, and the Mediterranean, where Allied merchantmen habitually sailed alone and unprotected. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781473896055) (Pagination: 204pp, 17 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

SCAPEGOAT: THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND REPULSE
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SCAPEGOAT: THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND REPULSE

By Dr. Martin Stephen

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) A radical new account of one of Britain's greatest naval disasters. Making full use of modern research and unrivalled access to private family papers, it suggests that Admiral Sir Tom Phillips, the commander of the so-called 'Force Z', was made the scapegoat for a battle in which he was blameless, and that Winston Churchill, the Admiralty and chronic failures in ship design and Intelligence were what sank the ships. The book also shows what a very close run thing the sinkings were, and how Japanese success depended on them having luck on their side. 'Scapegoat' is a convincing attempt to right a wrong that has been allowed to stand for over 70 year. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781783831784) (Pagination: 194pp, 2 maps & plans, 35 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

WAR OF THE U-BOATS: BRITISH MERCHANTMEN UNDER FIRE
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WAR OF THE U-BOATS: BRITISH MERCHANTMEN UNDER FIRE

By Bernard Edwards

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) From the earliest days of the Second World War, Hitler's U-Boats were unleashed with the mission to sink as much Allied merchant tonnage as possible. From the sinking of the Glasgow-based ship, Olivegrove by U-23, to the end of hostilities, officers and seamen of the Merchant Marine played a key role in winning the war. The most dangerous were the U-Boats but there were also surface raiders and aircraft. All too often the result was the tragic loss of the crew as well as the vital cargo, but as described in this book gallantry against overwhelming odds brought great rewards. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844155019) (Pagination: 210pp, 13 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

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THE GERMAN U-BOAT BASE AT LORIENT, FRANCE: VOL 1 JUNE 1940 - JUNE 1941

By Luc Braeuer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) This first volume (of a four volume series) covers the evacuation of Lorient by the French navy and the subsequent takeover by the Kriegsmarine. Illustrated with over 600 photographs, it details the first year of the presence of the U-Boat arm in this port, as well as the major stages in the Battle of the Atlantic in which they participated. The U-boats docked at Lorient are presented in tabular form by type, flotilla, commander, as well as the date of commissioning. The book also provides an insight into the life of the crews ashore, and the British naval and air actions against the port of Lorient. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764348303) (Pagination: Large format, 179pp, 600 + b/w & colour photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$68.65

THE GERMAN U-BOAT BASE AT LORIENT, FRANCE: VOL 2: JULY 1941 - JULY 1942

By Luc Braeuer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Volume two (of this four volume series) tells the story of the seventy-eight German U-boats that passed through the port from July 1941 to July 1942. It explains the major phases in the Battle of the Atlantic in which the U-boats operated and particularly the attacks on merchant traffic along the American coast. It also details Allied actions against the port of Lorient, plus unedited reminiscences of the U-boat crews' life ashore in Lorient. The work is illustrated with over 500 exceptional photographs plus maps and plans and a unique color section of documents, and memories. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764348310) (Pagination: Large format, 176pp, 540 + b/w & colour photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$68.65

THE GERMAN U-BOAT BASE AT LORIENT, FRANCE: VOL 3 AUGUST 1942 - AUGUST 1943

By Luc Braeuer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Volume three (of this four-volume series) reveals the fate of the ninety-two German U-boats that passed through Lorient from August 1942 to August 1943. From October 1942, Type IX U-boats left Lorient for distant seas beyond the South African Cape and succeeded in sinking three times as many ships as those that attacked the North Atlantic convoys! The book details the massive effects of the Allied bombardments on both the base and town during the following months and discusses Allied progress in anti-U-boat operations that forced the U-boats to abandon the North Atlantic at the end of May 1943. The work is illustrated with over 600 exceptional photograph, maps and plans, plus unique color section. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764348327) (Pagination: Large format, 176pp, 620 + b/w & colour photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$68.65

GERMAN U-BOAT ACE ADALBERT SCHNEE
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GERMAN U-BOAT ACE ADALBERT SCHNEE

By Luc Braeuer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) An account of the Patrols of U-201 in World War II. Few commanders symbolize the evolution of the German U-boat arm as does Adalbert "Adi" Schnee. In 1940, he commanded three Type II U-boats, U-6, U-60 and U-121, in which he registered his first successes in the Atlantic. From the beginning of 1941, he was appointed commander of U-201, the first Type VIIC U-boat allotted to I Flotilla. Seven patrols took him to the coasts of America and Africa, and he would receive the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, with 15 ships sunk in mid-Atlantic. in May 1945 he carried out a combat mission in the latest Type XXI U-boat, U-2511. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764348235) (Pagination: Large format, 96pp, c400 b/w & colour photos) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$46.29

BRITISH & GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS: THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

By Michele Cosentino and Ruggero Stanglino

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The fast and formidably-armed battlecruisers of Great Britain and Germany developed before and during the First World War are compared and contrasted in detail that has never been attempted before. Chapters are devoted to their development, design and construction, protection, propulsion plants, weapons, fire control, and communication systems, focussing particularly on their strengths and weaknesses. The ships eventually clashed in the North Sea at Dogger Bank, in January 1915, and a year later at Jutland when three British ships were destroyed. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848321847) (Pagination: Large format, 276pp, 250 photos & 3-view drawings) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$63.87

GERMAN U-BOAT ACE ROLF MUTZELBURG: THE PATROLS OF U-203 IN WORLD WAR II
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GERMAN U-BOAT ACE ROLF MUTZELBURG: THE PATROLS OF U-203 IN WORLD WAR II

By Luc Braeuer

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) German naval officer Rolf Mutzelburg was one of the outstanding figures of the German U-boat arm. After regular successes against the North Atlantic convoys, he found new victims directly along the shores of Canada. He received the highest decorations of the period and became one of the top U-boat aces, becoming one of Admiral Donitz's “Four Aces.” A photo album from a crew member, complemented by images sourced at the U-Boat Archive at Cuxhaven, illustrates the astonishing history of U-203 with 240 photographs and documents. Its eleven combat missions are illustrated by numerous maps and sketches plus the complete translation of its logbook. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764348358) (Pagination: Large format, 88pp, 240 colour and b/w images) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$46.29

BRITISH BATTLECRUISERS 1905-1920

By John Roberts

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. They were conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders using their size and gun-power. This book traces in detail the development of Fisher’s original idea into first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, through to the ‘Splendid Cats’ of the Lion class, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1920, the largest warship in the world at the time. Their developmental history is backed by chapters covering machinery, armament and armour, plus full technical data. Illustrations include the author’s superb drawings and original Admiralty plans reproduced in full colour. This is a revised and updated edition of the classic work first published in 1997. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781473882355) (Pagination: Large format, 128pp, 17pp colour scale plans, numerous b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$55.89

YANGTZE SHOWDOWN
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YANGTZE SHOWDOWN

By Brian Izzard

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) China and the Ordeal of HMS Amethyst. The attack on the British frigate on the Yangtze River by Chinese Communists in 1949 made world headlines. When she made a dramatic escape after being trapped for 101 days, the incident was eulogised as an example of outstanding courage and fortitude. The 'Yangtze Incident' was made into a feature film, which depicted the ship and her crew as innocent victims of Communist aggression. British Government files have now been released and in making use of these, the book tells an intriguing tale of intelligence failure and military over-confidence. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848322240) (Pagination: 276pp, 35 b/w photos, bibliography) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.92

JAPANESE BATTLESHIPS 1897-1945

By R. A. Burt

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) This Photographic Archive contains some 125 stunning images of the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, many unfamiliar, some very rare. The period covered is from the launch of Japan's first real contemporary battleship, Yashima, built by Armstrong's on the Tyne, up the final destruction of her fleet in the Pacific in 1945. During that time Japan built up the third largest navy in the world and all her dreadnoughts saw action in the Second World War. Of these, only Nagato survived the conflict. She was to become a target in the Bikini A-bomb tests in 1946. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848322349) (Pagination: Large format, 128pp, 125 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.92

RISING SUN, FALLING SKIES
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RISING SUN, FALLING SKIES

By Jeffrey Cox

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese offensive in the Far East seemed unstoppable. Allied forces engaged in a futile attempt to halt their rapid advance, culminating in the massed fleet of American, British, Dutch, and Australian forces clashing with the Japanese at the battle of the Java Sea. The Allied response was catastrophic, losing their largest warships and their tenuous toe-hold in the south Pacific within the first 72 hours of the battle. However, the Allied goal was never an outright victory, simply a delaying action. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781780967264) (Pagination: 487pp, 27 b/w photos, maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.94

FRENCH BATTLESHIPS 1922-1956

By John Jordan and Robert Dumas

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an extensive refit in the USA, Richelieu went on to serve alongside the Royal Navy during 1943-45. In this new study of these important and technically interesting ships, a full account of their development is followed by a detailed analysis of their design characteristics, profusely illustrated by inboard profiles and schematic drawings. The technical chapters are interspersed with operational histories of the ships (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848320345) (Pagination: Large format, 232pp, c800 colour & b/w illustrations & plans) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$55.89

CARRIER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II

By J. D. Brown and Editor David Hobbs

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Between 1939 and 1945 the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm grew from a small force into a powerful strategic weapon. British carrier-based aircraft fought in the Home, Mediterranean, Eastern and British Pacific Fleets. Operations in the Pacific between 1941 and 1945, were part of the greatest maritime war in history. By March 1945 the United States Fifth Fleet with its associated Marine Corps formations was probably the most efficient and effective instrument of war deployed in the pre-nuclear age. This new work contains material from two volumes from 1968 and 1974, merged with notes for a third which David Brown prepared but never published before his death. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848320420) (Pagination: Large format, 304pp, c400 photos & tables) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$63.87

BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

By David Hobbs

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) A detailed history of British aircraft carriers, from the earliest experimental vessels to the Queen Elizabeth class, currently under construction, the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Individual chapters cover the design and construction of each class, with full technical details, plus extensive summaries of every ship's career. The book also includes seaplane carriers, escort carriers and MAC ships, maintenance ships built on carrier hulls, unbuilt projects, and modern LPHs. It is heavily illustrated with a magnificent gallery of photos and plans, including original plans in full colour, one on a magnificent gatefold. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848321380) (Pagination: Large format, 384pp, c500 photos & plans ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$71.85

THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY IN THE PACIFIC WAR
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THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY IN THE PACIFIC WAR

By Mark Stille

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The Imperial Japanese Navy was the third most powerful in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to pose. This book details the Japanese ships and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed and how effective they were in battle. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472801463) (Pagination: 392pp, Numerous b/w & colour photos & illustrations) (Condition: new in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$47.90

BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1889-1904

By R. A. Burt

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The pre-dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy. Over the twenty years from 1889 a fleet of 52 battleships was built until construction was finally interrupted by the Dreadnought design. The author presents full details of design and construction, armament, protection, machinery and performance, all backed up with data tables listing design figures, trials results, and full particulars of the ships' careers. In the First World War they bore the brunt of the action at the Dardenelles, bombarded the Belgian coast, patrolled the North Sea and the Channel, reinforced the Italian Fleet, and served in East Africa, the East Indies and the White Sea. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848321731) (Pagination: Large Format 352pp, 200 photos, numerous line drawings) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$71.85

GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS OF WORLD WAR ONE

By Gary Staff

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Subtitled 'Their Design, Construction and Operations', this is the most comprehensive study yet of the Imperial German Navy's 'Panzerkreuzers', literally 'armoured cruisers'. The eight ships of the class were to be involved in several early North Sea skirmishes before the great pitched battle of Jutland where they inflicted devastating damage on the Royal Navy. The author details the design construction, and full service history of each ship, recounting their actions. Detailed line drawings and maps augment the text throughout, as do a wealth of contemporary photos. Additionally, a superb series of colour computer graphics show full length profiles and plan views of each ship in precise detail. (Published: 2014) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848322134) (Pagination: Large format, 335pp, c1000 b/w & colour illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$71.85

GREY WOLVES: THE U-BOAT WAR 1939-1945

By Philip Kaplan

(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) In the early years of the Second World War, the elite force of German submariners known as the Ubootwaffe came perilously close to cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline. As the U-boat memorial near Kiel records, by the end of the war, of the 39,000 men who went to sea in the U-boats, 27,491 died in action and a further 5,000 were made prisoners of war. Of the 863 U-boats that sailed on operational patrols, 754 were lost. Grey Wolves captures life on board a U-boat, in text, letters, diaries, journals and memoirs. It is a vivid, brutally realistic portrait of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was, perhaps, the most critical battle of the war. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781781592427) (Pagination: 224pp, 26 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

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