By Jon Sutherland
U Boats have been the scourge of the seas for Allied delivery in the course of either international Wars – virtually bringing Britain to the edge of hunger on numerous events. This booklet comprises unseen pictures taken by means of German submarine group and captains in the course of each one battle.
The international battle One choice incorporates a submariner's pictures of U-25, an early German U-boat. They belonged to WO Friedrich Pohl who served on U-boats SM-25 and SMU-33. there are various photographs of the U-boat itself, staff on deck and assaults on Norwegian service provider ships with the skin gun. U-25 used to be introduced 12 July 1913, sank a complete of 21 ships, 14,126 lots and surrendered to France 23 February 1919.
The international warfare images contain photos from an unique WW2 U Boat commander's photograph album. It belonged to Kapitan Leutnant Herbert Bruninghaus. As a U Boat navigator, he served at the recognized U-38 less than ace Heinrich Liebe. Herbert later went directly to command 3 U Boats of his personal - U-6, U-148 and U-1059. There also are unique pictures from a Kriegmarine officer's photograph album (unfortunately unnamed). It comprises pictures of Commander Prien's U-47 returning to Kiel after assaults at Scapa move.
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U Boats have been the scourge of the seas for Allied delivery in the course of either global Wars – virtually bringing Britain to the threshold of hunger on numerous events. This publication includes unseen images taken by way of German submarine workforce and captains in the course of every one struggle. the area conflict One choice encompasses a submariner's images of U-25, an early German U-boat.
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The desire was to improve their seamanship, understand the sea and the wind and, above all, refine their tactics. Dönitz, driving the direction of the training and organisation, believed he knew what was necessary. Routines were vital, as was tactical training, and they practised zigzagging, silent operations, diving and surfacing techniques, surface gunnery and anti-aircraft defence. In the period from 1936 to 1939 the U-boat fleet doubled in size. The training continued to be intensive. The commander courses had begun at the beginning of 1933, first with theoretical training and then again by using the simulators.
Crewmen from a merchantman who have evacuated their vessel on instruction from U-25. If it was possible, the submarine would take the evacuees on board rather than casting them adrift in open water. Many of the attacks were made, however, close to the coastline, so it was possible, after several hours of exhausting rowing, for the crew to safely pitch up ashore. By that time, of course, their vessel would be sunk and the submarine would be many miles away. Crew of a merchantman in a rowing-boat alongside U-25.
Otto Wünsche and two of his senior officers on board U-25, in the conning tower, wearing their oiled waterproofs. Note that the waterproof hats are designed to go over the peaked caps that they appear to be wearing. An action shot of U-25’s deck gun in action. Three crewmen are manning the gun itself on its pivoting base, while a fourth man brings up additional ammunition from the stowage locker. By the angle of the gun the crewmen appear to be trying to hole an enemy vessel close to the water line.
U-Boats at War in World War I and II: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Jon Sutherland