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Grey Wolf: U-Boat Crewman of World War II
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP WAR36
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Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrator: Darko Pavlovic

About this book
The scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmarine was the least political branch of the Third Reich. The sailors of the U-boat arm were courageous, highly skilled seamen, who fought a war in the toughest conditions: subject to immense tension, and forced to cope with the challenges of the Atlantic, life for a U-boat recruit was far from easy. This title explores the life of a typical U-boat crewman, from recruitment, through training and service conditions, to combat experience throughout the war. Illustrated with many previously unpublished images, this book offers a fresh insight into the experiences of the men in Donitz's legendary 'wolf packs'.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Recruitment
  • Training
  • Appearance
  • Conditions of Service
  • Belief and Belonging
  • Combat Action
  • Colour Plate Commentary
  • Museums
  • Collecting
  • Further Reading
  • Index
Paperback; October 2001; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841763125

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