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Sea Wolves (Hardback)

Savage Submarine Commanders of WW2

Maritime > Naval Maritime > Submarines WWII > Naval Warfare WWII

By Tony Matthews
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 70 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399064613
Published: 11th January 2023

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From the heart-rending account of the sinking of the German liner Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945 — the worst maritime disaster in world history — through to a variety of other brutal actions carried out by numerous submarine commanders, including the sinking of the hospital ship Centaur in 1943, this book comes from the deep shadows of a tragic past to reveal the terrible truth of a secretive war that was responsible for the deaths of unimaginable numbers of innocent people.

Discover how merchant seamen were savagely machine-gunned in the water, callously slaughtered with hand-grenades or simply left to the circling sharks. Elsewhere, hundreds of doctors, nurses, ship’s crew, ambulance drivers and hospital orderlies were viciously killed without compassion, despite being protected by the Geneva Convention.

Sea Wolves: Savage Submarine Commander of WW2 features true stories of deeply murderous intent that lurked menacingly beneath the waves.

"...this book focuses on four submarine commanders of World War II — two Japanese, one German, and one Soviet — who violated rules of war and displayed particular cruelty."

Seapower

"Aided by the bitter memories of the few survivors, Matthews devotes most detail to the victims, while noting that only one of his four villains could truly be said to have been brought to justice."

HistoryNet

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WW2 Today

The book does stand as a good and well-researched book and one I would be happy to recommend.

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The History Fella

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Army Rumour Service (ARRSE)

"Tony Matthews has written extensively on military and espionage history with more than thirty works to his name. His experience and knowledge are clear to all, manifest in this deeply researched work in which he catalogues in great detail four maritime disasters in WW2."

Martin Willoughby, The Wessex Branch of the Western Front Association

About Tony Matthews

Tony Matthews is a Welsh-Australian author and historian who has dedicated almost his entire adult life to writing history. He writes extensively on military and espionage topics, with a specific emphasis on both world wars.
He is the author of more than thirty books including several historical novels.

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