Their Longest Voyages
by Jak P. Mallmann Showell
Ocean-going U-boats with up to sixty men inside them, sailed the far-off seas to reap havoc in hot inhospitable waters. The air forces and navies from Britain, the United States and other colonial countries followed to make this a daring and death-threatening venture.
The facts of what the U-boats achieved against massive odds have been told before, but this book is different. It concentrates more on how it was done. How the men survived, how they lived and died and how they still found time to carry out their orders. The book is based on masses of previously unpublished documents from the German U-boat Museum.
This is the story of how specially built long-range ocean-going U-boats started out one step ahead of the Allied navies and air power, how they fell one step behind and how they finally vanished into the depths of the biggest and deepest oceans. This is a remarkable story of courage, endurance and comradeship that terrified the world for the most critical period of the Second World War.
This is a very interesting book with good archive photographs and I would highly recommend it.
Stroud GL5 3AN
Paperback: 234mm x 156mm, 224 pp illustrated