German Naval History: The U-boat War in the Atlantic 1939-1945 - Great Britain Ministry Of Defence (Navy) & Gunter HesslerLondon: HMSO, 1992, Hardback in Slip Case.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Map folder is sunned at the spine.
2nd impression, first edition 1989 thus. Contains: Chronological tables ; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Maps in folder ; Appendices ;
From the cover: “Gunter Hessler (a son-in-law of Donitz) was given free access to the war diaries and other primary sources of the German Navy to write a history and analysis of the German U-boat offensive in the Atlantic. It covered many aspects, such as general strategy, signals intelligence, tactics and weapons, adopting a largely German viewpoint. It also investigated Allied countermeasures and the response of the U-boat Command. Written at the request of the Admiralty, the three-volume work was classified material, never available to the general public.
This facsimile edition of the volumes, with a fresh introduction by Lt Cdr Andrew Withers, is a valuable addition to the published history of the war, information available nowhere else. Corrections and explanations have been added to the original text — incidents puzzling to Hessler can be better understood, for example, now that we have the full story British intelligence work.
For students of military, naval or intelligence history The U-Boat War in the Atlantic is a unique account, not least because the many charts and diagrams allow the record each U-boat to be traced, including its deployment on any particular day.”