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12th January, 2019


 

GUNTHER PRIEN AND U-47: THE BULL OF SCAPA FLOW

by Dougie Martindale





On the night of 13/14 October 1939, the Type VIIB U-boat U-47, on its second War Patrol, penetrated the main Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sank the British battleship HMS Royal Oak. This legendary attack is remembered as one of the most audacious raids in the history of submarine warfare. Entering service in December 1938 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See, later Kapitanleutnant Gunther Prien, after sinking HMS Royal Oak both Prien and his famous U-boat were known thereafter as ‘The Bull of Scapa Flow’. During a celebration in Berlin to mark the sinking, the crew members of U-47 were received by Adolf Hitler. For his part, Prien received the Knight´s Cross, becoming the first U-boat officer and only the second member of the Kriegsmarine to receive this decoration.

New in d/w - 450pp, numerous colour & b/w photos & illustrations

 Frontline Books, 2018
ISBN 9781526737755

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Web No
37839-01

£25.00

 


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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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