U-boat Crewman of World War II
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Grey Wolf by Gordon Williamson
Book DescriptionThere have been few military formations in history which have elicited such mixed reactions as the U-Boat Waffe of Hitler's Kriegsmarine. Often seen by those seamen who suffered the predations of Grossadmiral Donitz's "Grey Wolfs" as some sort of sadistic monsters, the men of the U-boat arm in fact fought a war which saw a remarkable level of old-fashioned chivalry. This title takes us into the life of a typical World War II German navy U-boat crewman, serving on a type VIIc U-boat. It charts his recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences from 1939 to the war's end - and includes some surprising tales of how such sailors were deployed in the final days of the war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763125
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gordon Williamson
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Originally published as Loyalty is my honor: 1995.
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Originally published: Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1995 as SS: the blood-soaked soil, the battles of the Waffen-SS, by Gordon Williamson.
Hans Sturm, Hardback (March 2015)
The story of a brave and successful German soldier on the Eastern Front in the Second World War
Kettenhund!, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by Gordon Williamson
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Author Biography - Gordon Williamson
Gordon Williamson was born in 1957 and currently 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 and their winners. He is author of a number of World War 2 titles for Osprey, but has a special interest in the German naval forces, particularly the U-Boat fleet. Darko Pavlovic was born in 1959 and currently lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. An architect by profession, he started his career as a full-time illustrator several years ago, with a specialist interest in military subjects. He has already illustrated Men-at-Arms 282 Axis Forces in Yugoslavia 1941-45 and Elite 60 U-Boat Crews 1914-45. Darko has also written titles for the Osprey Men-at-Arms series on the Austrian cavalry of the 19th century.
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