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By Martin W. Bowman

This captivating generation from Martin Bowman information the entire diversified and dynamic operations at sea conducted through RAF Coastal Command opposed to the U-boats and the German army through the moment international struggle. starting with the disastrous Norwegian crusade, it takes within the a number of assaults at the bustling German submarine base at Lorient, the assault on Brest, in addition to many different pivotal and noteworthy occasions to liven up the heritage of the sea-lanes in the course of the moment international conflict. Battles with the U-boats are dropped at the fore, with info and reviews not just of the RAF pilots of Catalinas, Whitleys, Hudsons and Sunderlands, but additionally these of the distinct U-boat crews. In scenes resembling ‘Das Boot’ German (and Italian) U-boat crews inform in their fears and reviews whereas less than depth-charge assault and hearth from above via Liberators, Fortresses, Halifaxes, Sunderlands and Mosquitoes.

The 'big-game recreation' of 'hunting U-boats', because it used to be termed, is relayed in complete and gripping aspect, with firsthand money owed from U-boat attackers punctuating Bowman's dramatic prose and resting along these of the German submariners. This two-sided heritage is bound to entice all fans attracted to gaining a balanced perception into moment international conflict naval heritage.

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The deck loomed large to meet him as he came in on a steep approach. ’ If he kept his approach steep, Jameson knew that he should escape the worst of the turbulence. The boiling waters in the wake of the great ship flashed under his wing and he concentrated every nerve on keeping his aircraft steady. The stern now rushed up to meet him and a gentle surge of power from the engine foiled the down-draught which snatched at his aircraft. He was now over the deck. The down-draught had been overcome, but one question remained to be answered - without an arrester hook, could his aircraft stop before it reached the end of the deck, which must have seemed all too short to the pilot in his fast moving aircraft?

The deck loomed large to meet him as he came in on a steep approach. ’ If he kept his approach steep, Jameson knew that he should escape the worst of the turbulence. The boiling waters in the wake of the great ship flashed under his wing and he concentrated every nerve on keeping his aircraft steady. The stern now rushed up to meet him and a gentle surge of power from the engine foiled the down-draught which snatched at his aircraft. He was now over the deck. The down-draught had been overcome, but one question remained to be answered - without an arrester hook, could his aircraft stop before it reached the end of the deck, which must have seemed all too short to the pilot in his fast moving aircraft?

It was rather sad that the injured seaman who had clung so desperately to life should die after being taken on board. The trawler was not equipped with DeepSeaHunterslayout_Layout 1 31/03/2014 15:04 Page 47 47 wireless, so her skipper could not inform the British authorities that he had picked up the survivors of the Glorious, thus for nearly a week it was feared that there were no survivors at all. So the trawler plugged along in fairly heavy seas at about eight knots, while the Norwegian fishermen lavished all the care and attention in their power upon the men they had rescued, nursing them and feeding them and making them as comfortable as they could in the circumstances.

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