By Alastair Alexander
The Clyde has performed a big half in war within the twentieth century. Its most evident contribution was once because the major resource of transport which used to be provided to the Royal military and the service provider military. lots of its different tales are much less well-known, now not least the particular clash that came about opposed to German U-boats now not faraway the mainland. Alastair Alexander has dug deep into the struggle files, reputable collections and the museum records to unearth a desirable tale of naval war in this nice river and the west coast. beginning in 1914, he's taking the reader during the First global struggle and the run as much as the second one global conflict with targeted seems on the German U-boats that tried to wreck the ocean defences and sink British transport. UC-27, UC-75, U-32, U-33 (sunk via HMS Gleaner in February 1940), U-218 are all exact. He additionally checklist the losses to British delivery at the Clyde in the course of either international Wars and offers an entire account of HMS Gleaners position within the U-33 incident. The Enigma deciphering desktop is usually recalled and the designated half salvage operation on a sunken German U-boat within the Clyde performed within the function of that amazing tool. HMS Hood, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Admiral Karl Donitz additionally characteristic during this hugely illustrated contribution to wartime background. The available structure, the formerly unpublished photos and the newly published old info make this a necessary learn for naval historians, scholars and academics alike.
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Action Stations!: U-boat Warfare in the Clyde in Two World Wars by Alastair Alexander