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Author Name:    HESSLER, Gunter, Fregattenkapitan WITHERS, Andrew J.

Title:   German Naval History ; The U-Boat War in the Atlantic 1939-1945. Facsimile Edition with Introduction by Lieutenant Commander Andrew J. Withers.

Publisher:    Her Majesty's Stationery Office HMSO, London , 1994, ISBN:0117726036 

Seller ID:   87709

(HESSLER, Gunter, Fregattenkapitan). German Naval History ; The U-Boat War in the Atlantic 1939-1945. Facsimile Edition with Introduction by Lieutenant Commander Andrew J. Withers. London : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, (1989). Pp [i]-x,1-119,(1),[i]-xii, 1-126,[i]-x,1-151, (3),+ separate wallet containing 5 large folding sheets incorporating diagrams 1-32 from the original volumes. 4to, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine, text volume and wallet in a pictorial paper covered slipcase. "After the end of the Second World War, Fregattenkapitan Gunter Hessler (a son-in-law of Donitz) was given free access to the war diaries and other primary sources of the German Navyto write a history and analysis of the German U-Boat offensive in the Atla ntic. It covered many aspects, such as general strategy, signals intelligence, tactics and weapons, adopting a largely German viewpoint. It also investigated Allied countermeasures and the response of the U-Boat Command. Written at the request of the Admiralty, the three-volume work was classified material, never available to the general public. This facsimile edition of the volumes, with a fresh introduction by Lt Cdr Andrew Withers, is a valuable addition to the published history of the war, and contains information available nowhere else. Corrections and explanations have been added to the original text - incidents puzzling Hessler can be better understood, for example, now that we have the full story of British Intelligence Work in deciphering German Signals. For students of military, naval or intelligence history The U-Boat War in the Atlantic is a unique account, not least because the many charts and diagrams allow the record of each U-Boat to be traced, including its deployment on any particular day." - from the slipcase. Very good in slipcase. 125.00


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