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By Phil Carradice

As 1942, the fourth yr of the struggle, started, victory for the Allies was once nonetheless a ways off. German submarines have been sinking ships off the coast of the U.S. in what may turn into referred to as the ‘Second chuffed Time’ for the U-boat crews whereas Allied vessels have been falling sufferer to jap airplane and warships within the a long way East. Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen made their sprint throughout the Channel to German waters whereas within the Arctic the battleship Tirpitz and German airplane and submarines menaced the convoys offering Russia. besides the fact that, convoys persisted to get via to provide beleaguered Malta regardless of heavy losses to submarines and plane, and within the Pacific the U.S. army inflicted defeats at the jap on the key battles of the Coral Sea and halfway, battles during which the most important vessels by no means really observed one another, scuffling with with carrier-borne plane in its place. Troops have been landed at the island of Guadalcanal and in North Africa. during this booklet, Phil Carradice makes use of many infrequently obvious photographs to inform the tale of the second one global warfare at Sea in 1942.

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35 A mine, one of the most deadly and effective weapons of the war. In an effort to protect the British coast, the Channel mine barrage was laid and in place by 16 October 1939. The Empire Trooper. Formerly the German cargo vessel Cap Norte, she was captured by the Belfast on 9 October, taken into port and commissioned into the Merchant Marine. November On the first day of November, the pocket battleship Deutschland returned to port after a frustrating and fruitless cruise in the waters off Greenland and Iceland.

Such courtesies were not reciprocated by the British; when they encountered enemy submarines they immediately attacked, as this newspaper photograph clearly shows. • On their return to base, Prien and his crew were decorated and treated like heroes. Admiral Raeder promoted Karl Danitz, who had come to Wilhelmshaven to welcome back the submarine, to rear admiral on the deck of U47. The crew were even flown to Berlin for a special reception, where Prien was awarded the Knight's Cross, and officers and men met Adolf Hitler.

In an effort to protect the British coast, the Channel mine barrage was laid and in place by 16 October 1939. The Empire Trooper. Formerly the German cargo vessel Cap Norte, she was captured by the Belfast on 9 October, taken into port and commissioned into the Merchant Marine. November On the first day of November, the pocket battleship Deutschland returned to port after a frustrating and fruitless cruise in the waters off Greenland and Iceland. Two weeks later, Adolf Hitler, conscious of the potential blow to morale should any vessel bearing Germany's name happen to be sunk, renamed the ship Lutzow.

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