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U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts By Gordon Williamson

U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts by Gordon Williamson

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

The U-boat was a formidable foe, developed from a small coastal vessel into a killer picking off merchant convoy ships at will. It was not until the destroyer escort was introduced that there was an effective means of defence and attack against the U-boat. This book describes the design and development of these two deadly opponents.

U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts Summary

U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts: The Battle of the Atlantic by Gordon Williamson

The U-boat was a formidable foe, developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer picking off merchant convoy ships at will. It was not until the destroyer escort was introduced, alongside with dedicated anti-submarine tactics, that there was an effective means of defence and attack against the U-boat. This book describes the design and development of these two deadly opponents, analysing their strengths and weaknesses and assessing their tactics, weaponry and training. Moreover, it is an insight into the lives of the Royal Navy and Wolf Pack crews as they played their deadly games of cat and mouse on the high seas as they gambled not only with their lives but with the fate of the war.

U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts Reviews

"The author takes a good look at the two antagonists, covering their development and the see-saw changes in fortune as one side got the upper hand adn the other countered it... In all, an excellent addition to what is sure to become a popular series. I know you will enjoy it as much as I." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (October 2007)

"Gordon Williamson's U-Boats vs. Destroyer Escorts: The Battle of the Atlantic tells of a key confrontation between U-Boats and Destroyers during World War II and is a top pick for specialty World War II collections." --California Bookwatch (December 2007)

About Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey. The author lives in Edinburg, Scotland.

Additional information

GOR002368469
9781846031335
1846031338
U-Boats vs Destroyer Escorts: The Battle of the Atlantic by Gordon Williamson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-10-03
80
N/A
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