By Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

An crucial new account of how anti-submarine struggle is conducted, with a spotlight on either ancient and present-day operations.  

This new book shows how until eventually 1944 U-boats operated as submersible torpedo craft which relied seriously at the floor for circulation and charging their batteries. This development used to be repeated in WWII until eventually Allied anti-submarine countermeasures had compelled the Germans to change their current U-boats with the schnorkel. Countermeasures alongside additionally driven the improvement of high-speed U-boats able to constantly submerged operations.

This learn indicates how those better submarines grew to become benchmark of the post-war Russian submarine problem. Royal military doctrine was once built by way of expert anti-submarine officials, and in response to the well-tried mix of shielding and offensive anti-submarine measures that had stood the clicking of time seeing that 1917, though massive technological switch.

This constant and holistic view of anti-submarine war has now not been understood via many of the next historians of those anti-submarine campaigns, and this booklet offers a vital and new perception into how chilly struggle, and certainly glossy, anti-submarine war is carried out.

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