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Aircraft Versus Submarine 1912-1945 (Hardback)

Submarines 1916

By Dr Alfred Price
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781844150915
Published: 30th September 2004
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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The first aircraft to sink a submarine was a small flying-boat of the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Naval Air Arm. The year was 1916 and by this time during World War One, the aeroplane as an attack weapon was becoming appreciated by all the combatants. In World War Two the very survival of the British nation was threatened when Hitler's U boats caused massive destruction to the North Atlantic lifeline. The development of anti-submarine warfare from the air was a major factor in decreasing the number of casualties to Allied merchant shipping.

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