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German U-Boat Ace Adalbert Schnee: The Patrols of U-201 in World War II, Hardback Book

German U-Boat Ace Adalbert Schnee: The Patrols of U-201 in World War II Hardback

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Few commanders symbolize the evolution of the German U-boat arm during the Second World War as does Adalbert "Adi" Schnee.

In 1940, Schnee successively commanded three Type II U-boatsaU-6, U-60 and U-121a in which he registered his first successes in the Atlantic.

From the beginning of 1941, he was appointed commander of U-201, the first Type VIIC U-boat allotted to I Flotilla.

During seven patrols with this U-Boot, which would take him to the coasts of America and Africa, he would receive the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.

With 15 ships sunk in convoys in the mid-Atlantic, he became the specialist in this form of attack.

Commanding U-2511 in May 1945, he alone carried out an actual combat mission in the Type XXI U-boat.

With the aid of logbooks and the recent discovery of a considerable collection of images from a war correspondent on one of U-201's missions, this book examines Schnee's incredible combat career.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 206 illus
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780764348235

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