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U-505 and the U-Boat War in the Atlantic

Theodore P. Savas, ed.

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages.
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 1-932714-01-4
eBook: 1-932714-01-4
On Sale: Spring 2004

6 photos, illus., 14 maps, appendices, extensive endnotes, biblio., index, cloth, d.j.

Foreword by Knight’s Cross Holder Erich Topp (U-552)

Of related U-505 interest: Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman’s Life aboard U-505

Steel Boat, Iron Hearts author Hans Goebeler’s experience detailed in U-505 article.



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About this Book

One of WWII's pivotal events was the capture of U-505 on June 4, 1944. The top secret seizure of this massive Type IX submarine provided the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. After the war U-505 was transported to Chicago, where today several hundred thousand visitors a year pass through its well-preserved hull at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Hunt and Kill offers the first definitive study of U-505. Chapters include her construction, crew and commanders, combat history, an assessment of Type IX operations, naval intelligence, the eight fatal German mistakes that doomed the ill-fated boat, her capture, and final transportation and restoration for posterity.

The contributors to this fascinating volume--a Who's Who of U-boat historians--include: Erich Topp (U-552, Odyssey of a U-boat Commander); Eric Rust (Naval Officers Under Hitler); Timothy Mulligan (Neither Sharks Nor Wolves); Jak Mallmann Showell (Hitler's U-boat Bases); Jordan Vause (Wolf); Lawrence Patterson (First U-boat Flotilla); Mark Wise (Enigma and the Battle of the Atlantic); Keith R. Gill (Curator, U-505, Museum of Science and Industry), and Theodore P. Savas (editor, Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War II; author, Nazi Millionaries).

Theodore P. Savas

Theodore P. Savas is an attorney by training and teaches legal-related classes in the evening at a local college. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-boat War in the Atlantic (2004) and Nazi Millionaires: The Allied Search for Hidden SS Gold (2002). Read More...

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