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The U-Boat Century: German Submarine Warfare 1906-2006

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann

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ISBN 10: 1861762410 / ISBN 13: 9781861762412
Published by Chatham, London, 2006
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Still in publisher's original unopened shrink-wrap. Historic photos throughout. 8vo. 256 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 86510

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Title: The U-Boat Century: German Submarine Warfare...

Publisher: Chatham, London

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: First Edition.

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The U-boat was one of the most potent weapons of the twentieth century, and in this book one of the world's leading U-boat historians explains how the German submarine was developed and designed and then deployed to wreak havoc in European waters and further afield in the Atlantic and Far East. This is not a dry technical study but a work that looks behind the scenes at the men who built and fought in them. While the boats themselves are described, Mallmann Showell paints a broader picture of life in the U-boat arm. Weapons systems, operational areas, bases, builders and fleet organization are covered, and as well as dealing with the world wars, the author covers today's German navy and brings the story up to date with a full description of the third, latest generation of U-boats. The text is augmented by some 400 photographs, many never before published. The book's publication coincides with the centenary of the launch of Germany's first U-boat in August 1906. It is an essential addition to the library of every modern naval historian and enthusiast.

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Jak P. Mallmann Showell is the author of more than twenty books on the German navy and U-boat operations and is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the field.

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