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Weapons of Desperation (Paperback)

German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II

WWII All Frontline Books Military/Maritime/Historical Naval

By Lawrence Paterson
Frontline Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781526713476
Published: 16th April 2018



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As the Third Reich headed for destruction, German ingenuity in the naval field turned to unconventional weapons – midget submarines, radio-controlled explosive boats, and various forms of underwater sabotage.

This is one of the last un-chronicled areas of World War II naval history and this well-known author describes how, facing overwhelming odds, German sailors – most of them volunteers – mounted attacks that were little better than suicide missions.

Judged by their effect on the Allied advance, their successes were slight, but there seems to have been no collapse of morale and the indomitable bravery of those involved makes riveting reading. Pieced together from fragmentary sources, this largely untold story uncovers some of the most desperate operations of the War.

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 Lawrence Paterson

About Lawrence Paterson

Lawrence Paterson has a long-standing interest in the Kriegsmarine.

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