Type VII U-Boats :: Robert Cecil Stern

Type VII U-Boats :: Robert Cecil Stern soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; References; Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; Plans;

From the cover: After the narrow defeat of their U-boat fleet in the First World War, the German Navy analysed their experiences and devised new theories and plans for a future conflict. The principal result of this study was the development of the daring concept of Rudeltaktik, which involved co-ordinated pack attacks on the Allied convoy systems that had proved so successful in defence.

Donitz was one of the architects of this new scheme, and his favoured method was the surfaced night attack, the U-boats shadowing the convoys for some time, communicating the position of their quarry and then converging from the surrounding ocean areas for the kill.

The perfect boat to implement this doctrine had to have certain characteristics it required an effective operational range and the levels of speed and armament usually associated with la…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.

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