SUBMARINE VICTORY. THE STORY OF BRITISH SUBMARINES IN WORLD WAR II.

Thomas, David A.


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Kimber, 1st ed., 1961. 224 pp., 16 photo-plates & 5 maps & diagrams. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Nr.FINE. Even by 1961 the full story of the remarkable role and achievements of British submarines during the Second World War had not been fully told. The author, with first-hand experience, recalls the deeds of not only the deep-water submarine fleet but also the exploits of the midget X-craft. Includes submarine operations off Norway, in the Bay of Biscay, as far north as North Cape, out of Malta in the Mediterranean, in the Indian Ocean and in the Far East in the war against Japan where smaller British submarines could operate where their larger American cousins dared not venture. Appendices list British submarine losses, enemy submarines sunk, classes of British wartime submarines, and a list of VC awards ' of the 24 Victoria Crosses awarded to naval personnel in the war, 9 went to submariners.


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