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U-Boats Of The Kaiser's Navy
48 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP NVG50
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Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Ian Palmer

About this book
As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-boat menace. This book traces the development of the U-boat threat from the Brandtaucher, designed by Wilhelm Bauer, the father of the German submarine arm, in 1850, through to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to go into service, the U-1, in 1906. It then covers the main types of World War I U-boat, detailing the operational history of the U-boat service in depth, with a particular focus on the campaigns in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, as well as the slow build up of anti-submarine measures by the allies.

  • The kaiser's U-boats
  • The early developmental years
  • The larger U-boats
  • The U-Cruisers
  • Powerplants
  • Steering
  • Weapons
  • Optics and other equipment
  • Operational history
    • 1914
    • 1915
    • 1916
    • 1917
    • 1918
  • Bibliography
  • Colour plate commentary
  • Index
Paperback; March 2002; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781841763620

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