The War File - U-Boats at War
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Genre: Action | History
They were the only thing that really frightened me. So said the usually steadfast Winston Churchill of the German Navy's U-boat fleet - the dreaded Wolf Pack which stalked the Atlantic depths, bringing instant death to merchantman and warship alike. Together with a formidable surface fleet, the U-boats challenged the Royal Navy's traditional supremacy of the oceans, countering Britain's strength in numbers with reign of silent terror. A decade of secret rebuilding had brought forth capital ships like Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen - names to strike fear into any allied seafarer. But it was from under the water that the biggest threat was to come. Commanded by Admiral Karl Doenitz, the submarines laid waste to shipping, cutting supply lines and striking from within convoys where Allied escorts dare not use guns. The U-boat captains were the equivalent of Luftwaffe aces - ruthless, cunning and ice-cool under pressure.