New PDF release: 7th U-Boat Flotilla. Donitz's Atlantic Wolves

By Angus Konstam

ISBN-10: 0711029571

ISBN-13: 9780711029576

Seventh U-Boat Flotilla. Donitz's Atlantic Wolves КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Ian AllanСерия: Spearhead 07Язык: английскийФормат: PDFРазмер: 34.91 Мб eighty five

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Right: Looking from the larger of the two sea locks towards the V-boat bunker in the non-tidal part of the harbour at St Nazaire. On the right, below the long arm of the crane, is the smaller sea lock with the German bunkered lock behind it. This picture was taken during the summer of the year 2000. The flotilla was allocated a special train by the German State Railway, and by November 1940 the process of relocation had begun, as initial work parties arrived in St Nazaire to prepare for later shipments.

This page from the 5th V-Flotilla's guest book indicated that U-514 set out with the laughing cow emblem right from the start. SPEA RHEAD: 7TH U-BOAT FLOTILLA Above right: This picture of men from V-453 in Salamis during 1944 shows the type of smoky atmosphere common in many of the bars and bases. In France, the majority took to drinking wine because it was much cheaper than in the north German naval bases, but there was also a strong beer drinking contingent. There is a story of a land-based officer complaining to a V-boat commander that his lowest ranks were making too much noise while drinking champagne, which he thought should be reserved for officers.

The fact that there are so many men on deck would suggest this was probably taken in a safe part of the Baltic at a time when those waters were still out of reach of enemy aircraft. 60 IN ACTION DEFEAT IN EUROPE: APRIL 1944 - MAY 1945 Following the end of the Battle of the Atlantic, the U-boat flotillas stationed on the French coast were able to overhaul their battered U-boats, and to introduce new modifications during the relatively lax months of April and May 1944. The German High Command was becoming increasingly concerned by the threat posed by an Allied invasion of Europe.

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