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U-Boat Far From Home: The Epic Voyage of the U-862 to Australia and New Zealand Paperback – 1 Oct 2008

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty LTD (1 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1864482672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1864482676
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The U-862 was one of four German submarines sent to serve in the Indian and Pacific Oceans in World War II at the request of the Japanese. It was the only one that made it to Australian waters, where it instigated the largest submarine hunt ever in those waters. It sank seven merchant ships and shot down two aircraft before it surrendered in Singapore at the end of the war. This study is based on official records in Germany, Britain, North America and Australia and on interviews with surviving German crew and Allied navy and air crew.

About the Author

David Stevens is a former naval officer who served for twenty years in the Royal Australian Navy. On retiring from the RAN in 1994 he was appointed Director of Naval Historical Studies within the Department of Defence (Navy).

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5.0 out of 5 starsA fascinating, obscure WW II episode
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