U-Boats: History, Development and Equipment, 1914-1945 - David MillerLondon: Conway Maritime Press, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; 2-column text; Appendix;
From the cover: “On the very first day of the Second World War. a Type VIIA German U-boat — U-30 — sank the passenger liner Athenia. The “scourge of the Atlantic”, as these submarines came to be called, thus sent out a warning that any vessel from a nation not allied to Germany would be seen as a target for attack.
By the end of the Second World War, U-boats had sunk more than 2900 Allied merchant ships and a large number or warships; in the First World War, they were responsible for more than 5000 sinkings. They operated mainly in the North Atlantic, but also fought campaigns on the East Coast of the United States, in the Mediterranean, the Arctic, the Black Sea, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.
Considering the history or the U-boat from the early operations in the First World War, through the Second World War and until the remaining U-boats were scuttled by the Allies in the late 1940s. David Miller has written an authoritative reference. Numerous charts and tables provide comprehensive details of the service history and late of every U-boat built. Technical drawings, maps and a host of rare photographs support the text, providing a comprehensive and fascinating record of this famous class of submarine.”