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5.0 out of 5 stars A new perspective on the battle of the Atlantic
Most books on the Battle of the Atlantic skimp to some extent the final fierce battles in ealry/mid 1943 and beyond which led to Doentiz withdrawing his U boats from the North Atlantic. The book describes these succinctly yet thoroughly. The impact of the T5 homing torpedo and the development of the Type XX1 U boat is well described and leads to the unanswered question as...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Factual and detailed
A very detailed and factual account of the U boat era. Interesting to understand the tactics and countermesures adopted by Germany and the Alied forces. Also a terrifying insight into the horrors that Merchant seamen and their navy protection crews faced. The elements were enough to strike fear into most people without the ongoing threat of attack. My only criticism of...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new perspective on the battle of the Atlantic, 2 Nov 2013
This review is from: Twilight of the U-Boats (Kindle Edition)
Most books on the Battle of the Atlantic skimp to some extent the final fierce battles in ealry/mid 1943 and beyond which led to Doentiz withdrawing his U boats from the North Atlantic. The book describes these succinctly yet thoroughly. The impact of the T5 homing torpedo and the development of the Type XX1 U boat is well described and leads to the unanswered question as to what might have been the case had these weapons been availalble eighteen month earlier.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twilight of the U-boats, 6 Sep 2013
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A thoroughly competent and very detailed account of U-boat actions during the 2nd World War.

739 U-boats were lost and 28728 men with them. This gives some idea of the scale of the U-boat operation which in 1943 came close to breaking the Allied supply lines. Thereafter it was slowly downhill for the U-boats, though even in April 1945 more than 100 of the new type XX1 boats were still in training.

I found the book interesting, though there was perhaps more detail than I wanted. However, readers looking for a very full record will not be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Factual and detailed, 2 Oct 2014
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A very detailed and factual account of the U boat era. Interesting to understand the tactics and countermesures adopted by Germany and the Alied forces. Also a terrifying insight into the horrors that Merchant seamen and their navy protection crews faced. The elements were enough to strike fear into most people without the ongoing threat of attack. My only criticism of the book was the authors style of listing every U boat number and it's commander in each account. This could be as many as 22 boats and to me was tedious. Perhaps this is not being fair to the many submariners who also died in dreadful circumstances but perhaps an appendix of the names may have helped the flow of the events more
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently Written, 18 Aug 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It gave a great picture of the life and times of a U-Boat crew and the sufferings of both themselves and their victims. So easy to read, not too much jargon and excellent cameos of the ships and crews who fought the Battle of the Atlantic and the way the pendulum swung from 1942-1944. I'll blow tanks, move to periscope depth and see what else this author has to offer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to the U-boat war story, 22 Sep 2014
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This book does not attempt to tell the full story of the u-boat war. Instead it largely follows the story of one commander from leaving on his first tour to the end of the war. Along the way, the author gives much other information on the campaign. It sounds a little arbitrary, but it works. The story of U-223 is well told, and brings home the horror of being among the crew of a submarine, whilst also detailing the fate of the victims.
It is well written, and can be a little too detailed at times for the general reader. However, you just need to remind youself that each ship mentioned as sunk meant more merchant seamen going down with their ships.
In the end, the allies managed to win the U-boat war, but it was a close run thing. This book is an excellent addition for those interested in this theatre.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 4 Aug 2014
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I find myself intrigued by the u- boat sea warfare dynamic, since watching the German movie "Das Boot" 25 years ago.
I look for an understanding of this very technical and stealthy, somewhat untold theatre of Ww2; specifically; The assault on the allies crucial, but lengthy supply line; Ongoing for many years. Thousands of seamen losing there lives though their endeavours.
A glimpse into the nerve fraying brave, cat and mouse attrition these brave people (on both sides) endured.
I think the author used a little to much copy and paste of the war records, with regards to reference to lists of many vessels (there were hundreds) in being involved. But i found myself simply speed reading or skipping these.
But i was satisfied with the book overall- good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Courage., 29 Aug 2014
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A story of great hardship when the allies got their act together. Very much in the vein of Das Boot. Regardless of which side you were on the courage of these men going out to face increasingly dangerous odds is to be admired. The appearance of the long range aircraft had them facing destruction at any time and the awful Atlantic weather must have been debilitating and a great test of navigation. It was a close run thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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A fascinating read. Bernard Edwards writes well and authoritavely about the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 9 July 2014
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A good read well written plenty of fact
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4.0 out of 5 stars ... am still reading this book but find it a good historical account of one aspect of WWII, 6 July 2014
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I am still reading this book but find it a good historical account of one aspect of WWII. The even handed description from both sides of the confict is excellent and the devotion of the merchant service is humbling.
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