By Gordon Williamson
This name follows from New forefront fifty one: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) and charts the continued improvement of the U-boat in German carrier, together with the evolution of the kind IX as an extended diversity 'cruiser' meant for solo operations in far away waters. additionally coated is the innovative sort XXI, conceived of in 1942 and introduced in April 1944, the 1st precise submarine instead of submersible, whose arrival used to be simply too overdue to persuade the warfare. different vessels coated are the kind XXIII, a small vessel armed with merely torpedoes yet technically hugely complex, and the sort X minelayers, which have been not often utilized in their meant position and extra frequently used as offer boats.
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Below This message was carved on a stone of the Brest Litovsk fortress: "I am dying. Farewell Motherland but [ am not surrendering. m. on 22 June, fierce fighting developed near the fortress. Scratch units augmented by units falling back on the fortress took up the defence. The fortress held out until 24 July, fighting from shattered turrets and ruined emplacements. Most defenders were dead or wounded. In the final phase, the few survivors, among them the man who carved the inscription on the wall, mounted a last stand in underground chambers and tunnels, entombed as they were in debris.
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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (2) (New Vanguard, Volume 55) by Gordon Williamson