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The secret capture

Author: Stephen Wentworth Roskill
Publisher: Barnsley : Seaforth, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On 9 May 1941 the German U-boat U-110 was attacked in mid-Atlantic and forced to the surface. ... [A] boarding party from the escort HMS Bulldog searched the fatally damaged boat and found secret materials - most significantly an undamaged Enigma machine together with its code books The boarding and consequent discovery were kept from the surviving German crew and the following day the U-boat sank beneath the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Wentworth Roskill
ISBN: 9781848320987 1848320981
OCLC Number: 663446179
Description: 156 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Charles Baker-Cresswell --
Introduction / Barry Gough --
1. Capture in ancient and modern times --
2. Other submarine captures, 1939-45 --
3. The Atlantic battle, 1941 --
4. The convoy --
5. The enemies in the way --
6. The 3rd Escort Group and the first attack, 7th May --
7. The second attack, 9th May --
8. Capture and search --
9. Disaster --
and triumph --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: S.W. Roskill ; new introduction by professor barry Gough.

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As the official historian of the naval war, Roskill had followed the party line when writing his authorised account of the sinking of submarine U 100, but provoked by exaggerated claims concerning a  Read more...

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