Smoke and Mirrors : Q-ships Against the U-boats in the First World War (Paperback)

Author: Lake, Deborah

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The Q-ship, an ordinary merchant vessel with concealed guns, came into its own during World War I, when used by?the Royal Navy to trap and destroy German U-boats. The Q-ship operations?are?covered here in detail, by following the careers of the eight men who won the Victoria Cross on Special Service Operations; and by accounts of German U-boat crews being 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 U-27, on August 19,?1915. In a subsequent encounter with U-41, 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?here,?together with other first-hand accounts. With charge and counter-charge, this incident provides a fascinating story.


Publisher History Pr Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780752450551
SKU 214419481
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0752450557
Release Date 4/1/2010
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