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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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Praise for Hunt and Kill

"Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-boat War in the Atlantic, edited by Theodore P. Savas, is not just another 'How U-505 was captured' story. Instead, it is a collection of chapters by some of the best U-boat historians writing today. Gathering them all together to write on this subject was a risky proposition, for many similar compendiums produce a disjointed and unfocused book of uneven quality. Theodore Savas, as an experienced editor and writer, has avoided these pitfalls by gathering the finest talent available and getting the best possible from each contributor. The various chapters fit seamlessly together and add substantially to the final product...

If you are interested in U-boats or Naval History, Hunt and Kill: U-505 and the U-boat War in the Atlantic is a must have." Read More...

-, Kriegsmarine and U-Boat history

"This book gives a very in-depth coverage of this famous boat, explaining among other things that she was by no means a failed U-boat and had a very interesting history and had many special events, such as being called 'the most badly damaged U-boat ever to return to port' by many. She was thus by no means a boat with a poor history only famous for being captured at sea...

All in all this is probably the best single-volume book on the U-505 (and then some). It should give a very thorough history of the boat, and U-boats operations as such to anyone reading it. This book is thus much more than simply a story about one U-boat as in turn it covers so much side material affecting all boats.

Highly recommended."

-, Naval Warfare Books

"After reading Hunt and Kill edited by Theodore P. Savas, I realized how much I didn't know about this so-called "unlucky sub." Thankfully, the book isn't just another "How the U-505 was captured" book or generic U-boat history. It is a rich compendium of chapters by some of the most well known U-boat experts around today."

- Tim Smalley, The Sub Committee Report

"A good read indeed for those interested in World War II naval history, as well as eclectic readers who just enjoy a good true story."

- City Book Review


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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