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First U-Boat Flotilla

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Formed in 1935, First U-Boat Flotilla operated against Hitler's enemies from the very earliest stage of the war through to September 1944 when disbanded amid the flames of Brest during the US siege. Over seventy-five per cent of operational U-boats were lost as the Allies counter-measures and code-breaking successes took ever greater effect. This fascinating work records ...more
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Published January 1st 2002 by Pen & Sword Books (first published August 1st 2001)
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Robert Newell
Sep 19, 2016 Robert Newell rated it it was amazing
An excellent book chronologically detailing the story of the U-Boat 1st Flotilla and the U-Boat warfare of WW2. I borrowed this book from my grandfather-in-law with no real knowledge of the U-Boat warfare, but found the story fascinating, especially the swing of power as the U-Boats became the terror of the sea as the Reich's power grew to the rapid collapse of strength as convoy escorts strengthens and intelligence grew thanks to the Enigma decoding. A well written and fascinating book.
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Born and raised in New Zealand, but now living in the UK. I've been interested in history, particularly WW2 history, since I can remember.
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