Compton-Hall, Richard.


Poole, Rep., 1983. 160 pp., 280 photo & other ills. D.j. 28 x 22cm. FINE. A study of submarine warfare during World War II based chiefly on original sources and illustrated with 280 photographs. The author describes British, German, American, Russian, Japanese as well as submarines of other nations engaged in the conflict. Chapters include The Order of Battle. Mechanics. Life Below. Underwater Weapons. Attack. The Enemy Above. The Mediterranean. Operations from the United Kingdom. The Atlantic. The Pacific. The Indian Ocean. The Monstrous Midgets. Etc. Emphasis is placed on the great impact submarines had on all theatres of the war at sea, with the author throwing light on aspects of their story either previously untold or generally underestimated.

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