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Title Hunt and kill : U-505 and the U-boat war in the Atlantic / Theodore P. Savas, editor
Edition First Savas Beatie edition
Published New York, NY : Savas Beatie, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 290 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents ""Contents""; ""Maps and Photographs""; ""Editor�s Preface""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction""; ""No Target Too Far""; ""A Community Bound by Fate""; ""From the Lion�s Roar to Blunted Axe""; ""Deciphering the U-boat War""; ""Collision Course""; ""Desperate Decisions""; ""Project 356""; ""Type IXC U-Boats: Technical Data""; ""U-505 Combat Chronology""; ""Statement of Commanding Officer Oblt.z.S.d.R. Harald Lange, U-505""; ""Notes""; ""Contributors""; ""INDEX""
Summary One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture of U-505 on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war U-505 was transported to Chicago, where today 1,000,000 visitors a year pass through her at the Museum of Science and Industry. Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. The chapters cover her construction, crew and commanders, combat history, general Type IX operations, naval intelligence, the eight fatal German mistakes that doomed the boat, and her capture, transportation, and restoration for posterity. The contributors to this fascinating volume--a Who's Who of U-boat historians--include: Erich Topp (U-Boat Ace, commander of U-552); Eric Rust (Naval Officers Under Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallman Showell (Hitler's U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Patterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark Wise (Enigma and the Battle of the Atlantic); Keith Gill (Curator, Museum of Science and Industry), and Theodore Savas (Silent Hunters; Nazi Millionaries)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-274) and index
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Subject Germany. Kriegsmarine -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
U-505 (Submarine)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Savas, Theodore P.
LC no. 2007310302
ISBN 1611210011 (electronic bk.)
9781611210019 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles U-505 and the U-boat war in the Atlantic