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U-552 - The Red Devil Boat - Its Operational History in Words and Images

U-552 - The Red Devil Boat - Its O
AUTHOR Axel Urbanke and Michael Rey
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 352
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos, Illustrations & Maps.
£64.00

U-552 was one of the legendary U-boats of the Second World War. Under its commander Erich Topp, it carried out a total of ten operational patrols, sinking 30 ships and damaging three in a period of 20 months. In the days of the big convoy battles, when the Allies’ detection technology had not yet been perfected, before the German radio codes had been broken, and convoys were not or at best weakly escorted, Topp was among the U-boat arm’s most successful commanders. Within 16 months he was decorated with the Knight’s Cross, the Oak Leaves and the Swords. U-552, the boat with the Red Devil emblem, was probably photographed more by war reporters than any other U-boat. Despite its fame during the war, until now there has been no comprehensive history of U-552. Our book changes this. Photos from all of the boat’s patrols, a war cruise chronology including the period after Topp, and a detailed description of all patrols together form a special U-boat book. Colour graphics and maps round out the book.

AUTHOR Axel Urbanke and Michael Rey
LANGUAGE English
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 352
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos, Illustrations & Maps.
PRODUCT CODE 37340NAV
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£64.00