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- DescriptionIn the early years of the Second World War, the elite force of German submariners kwn as the Ubootwaffe came perilously close to perfecting the underwater battle tactics and successfully cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline. To the Allies, these enemy sailors were embarking on a mission of unequivocal evil. Each member of the Ubootwaffe understood that he must take pride in being part of a unique brotherhood. He had to do so because he was setting outin claustrophobic, unsanitary, stench-filled, and ultimately hellish conditionson a journey that would test his mental and physical endurance to the very limits, and which he had little chance of surviving. Those that did return soon ceased to take comfort in friends or family, dwelling only on the kwledge that ather patrol awaited them. By the end of the war, of the 39,000 men who went to sea in the U-boats, 27,491 died in action and a further 5,000 were made prisoners of war. Of the 863 U-boats that sailed on operational patrols, 754 were lost. <i>Grey Wolves</i> captures life on board a U-boat, in text, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, prose, and poetry, relaying tales of the mundane and the routine, dramatic and heroic; the fear and resilience of every crew member, from Kapitainleutnant to Mechaniker. It is a vivid, brutally realistic portrait of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was, perhaps, the most critical battle of the war. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While t every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might t otherwise find a home.
- Author Biography<b>Philip Kaplan</b>, formerly a book designer with Harper-Row and Art Director with <i>Playboy</i> and <i>Atlanta magazines</i>, has written or coauthored and designed twenty books, including <i>One Last Look</i>, <i>Little Friends</i>, <i>Fighter Pilot</i>, <i>Night and Day Bomber Offensive</i>, and <i>Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II</i>. He lives in Gloucester, England.
- Author(s)Philip Kaplan
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication03/06/2014
- SubjectMilitary History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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