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SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Q-SHIPS AGAINST THE U-BOATS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Author: Lake, D.

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History Press 2009 Paperback 234mm x 156mm 256 pages b/w photos.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: Q-SHIPS AGAINST THE U-BOATS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

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The Q ship an ordinary merchant vessel with concealed guns came into its own during the First World War when used by the Royal Navy to trap and destroy German U-boats. Deborah Lake uses a wide range of primary and secondary source material drawn from archives in the UK Germany and the USA to tell the compelling story of the Q-Ships and their U-boat adversaries. The Q-ship operations themselves are covered by following the careers of the eight men who won the Victoria Cross on Special Service Operations and by accounts of the German U-boat crews on the receiving end. No book on Q-ships can avoid the Baralong incident in which a Q-ship's crew allegedly executed the survivors of the German submarine U27 on 19 August 1915. In a subsequent encounter with U41 more British atrocities were alleged by the only two German survivors. Revealing extracts from the diary of a Royal Marine who served on board the Baralong are reproduced in the book together with other first-hand accounts. With charge and counter-charge this incident provides a fascinating story.

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Author Lake, D.
Publisher History Press
ISBN 978-0752450551
Date of Publication 2009
Edition N/A
Binding Paperback
Book Size 234mm x 156mm
Number of pages 256
Images b/w photos
Language English Text
SKU MBN10847

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