U-Boats in the Mediterranean

1941-1944
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Binding:Hardback
Published:April 26, 2007
By Lawrence Paterson (Author)

Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar—the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back into the Atlantic: They were all either sunk in battle or scuttled by their own crews.


U-boats in the Mediterranean looks at the perilous history of German submarine operations in the Mediterranean, where, despite their ultimate fate, their strategic impact was dramatic.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardback : 208 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 26, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1591148936
  • ISBN-13: 9781591148937
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 17.6 oz

Lawrence Paterson has spent many years researching aspects of German naval operations and has written more than ten books on various aspects of the U-boat war, most recently Dönitz’s Last Gamble and Black Flag.

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