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German U-Boat Losses During World War II: Details of Destruction [Hardcover]

Axel Niestle
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Sep 1998
No other publication comes even close to including the amount of detail provided in this book about individual German submarines lost in the war.


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (Sep 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557506418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557506412
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,722,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Special interest only 28 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover
The book lists all German u-boats made and lost/capture during the war. No fancy pictures, just facts, a few good maps in the end to illustrated some of the places they went down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference book. 11 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover
An excellent reference book which you will not regret buying.
History like rust never sleeps and Dr. Niestle has since its publication has identified other boats, but as it stands you will not find a better or more complete source on the fate of German U Boats 1939-1945.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Reference Material 6 Sep 2004
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Format:Hardcover
This book consists almost entirely of tables and charts, so it doesn't exactly make compelling reading. Nevertheless, it provides a complete listing of all U-boats built or contracted for World War II, as well as detailed tables, by vessel type, of all U-boat losses. While a handful of boats have now been found to have been lost in different locations than what was believed in 1961, Niestle's work remain a primary reference source for any submarine scholar. If you want a great story about a U-boat, read Das Boot. If you need to know where U-652 was sunk, by who, and how many men were rescued, this is the book you're looking for.
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