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This unique account charts the complete story of a single U-boat patrol through the summer of 1942.
It is 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 only a few years ago, remained hidden in a shoe box.
The boat in question 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 Battle of the Atlantic.
As well as revealing the detailed workings of the Kriegsmarine, this remarkable book provides an insight into the day to day life of a u-boat and its crew at sea. Through the successes and trials of U 564 the reader is transported to that vast battlefield that was perhaps the most important theatre of the Second World War.
Author(s): Lawrence Paterson
First Publishment Date: 20 May 2004