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The Official U-Boat Commanders Handbook (Paperback)


By Bob Carruthers
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781781591581
Published: 21st January 2013



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This is the complete wartime translation by the U.S. Navy of the 1943 edition of the official handbook given to all U-boat commanders. The original handbook was compiled from combat reports and was regularly updated throughout the war. The handbook was an invaluable reference for every operational U-boat commander.

Simply written and highly accessible for a wider audience, the U-boat handbook attempted to anticipate every possible situation and to advise on suitable tactics. This superb war-time primary source is enhanced by a rare series of photographs taken on an actual combat patrol and published during the time of the Third Reich in the book “U-Boot Auf Feindfahrt”.

Together the handbook and these rare photographs provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of the U-boats from a first hand perspective, and is essential reading for anyone interested in World War II from primary sources.

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About Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers is the producer of Discovery Channel’s Line Of Fire and Weapons of War and
BBC’s Both Sides of the Line, his extensive knowledge,
experience and strong editorial control, afford the militaryenthusiast the ability to buy with confidence.

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