Germany's World War II U-Boat fleet represented the elite of their naval personnel. In terms of techlogy, training, tactics and combat successes, the U-Boat Waffe was far superior to that of any other combatant nation. In this comprehensive book, the wartime development of the U-Boat is traced along with the experiences of typical U-Boat crewmen, from recruitment to combat. The author examines the operational tactics of the U-Boat fleet, as well as describing the massive bunkers that housed them.
Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and is the author of over 30 World War II titles focusing on German forces. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.