U-Boat War Patrol : The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564, Paperback Book

U-Boat War Patrol : The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564 Paperback


This unique account charts the complete story of a single U-boat patrol through the summer of 1942 based around a remarkable collection of photographs that were 'liberated' from a concrete U-boat pen in Brest at the end of the war and which had, until recently, remained hidden in a shoe box.

The boat in question, U-564, carried the famous three black cat motif of Reinhard 'Teddy' Suhren who, along with Prien and Kretschmer, was one of the top U-boat commanders during the battles of the Atlantic. This remarkable book provides unique access into both the day-to-day life of a U-boat at sea and into the detailed workings of the Kriegsmarine.

Through the successes and trials of U-564 the reader is transported to that vast and watery battlefield that was perhaps the most significant theatre of the Second World War.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, more than 250 b/w photographs
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781848327849

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Lawrence Paterson   |  View all