In U-Boats in the Mediterranean, Lawrence Paterson puts the campaign into its strategic context, showing how it coordinated with Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Western Desert and the U-boat battle in the Atlantic. He describes the weapons and tactics the commanders used to try to overcome the difficulties of operating in the shallow waters and and how increasing Allied dominance of the air took its heavy toll.
Paterson details the U-boat triumphs such as the sinking of HMS Ark Royal, and the torpedoing of the battleship HMS Barham, which provided one of the best-known images of the Second World War at sea. Making full use of firsthand accounts by veterans, official German records, and Allied archives, the book puts a spotlight on a neglected aspect of the U-boat war and shows the courage and fortitude of the men on both sides of this savage conflict.
AuthorBy Lawrence Paterson
Published5 June 2018
Dimensions6.13 x 9.25in.
Illustrations16pp b/w insert.
About the author
Lawrence Paterson has spent many years researching aspects of German naval operations and has written a dozen books on various aspects of the U-boat war, including Hitler's Gray Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean.