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This is an auction for DARK SKY, DEEP WATER: FIRST HAND REFLECTIONS ON THE ANTI-U-BOAT WAR IN WWII, by Norman Franks.

Amazon.com reviews:

"This is an account of the anti-U-boat campaigns during World War II. It contains reminiscences of: the saga of the Italian submarine "Luigi Torelli"; the first U-boat to be attacked by an aircraft carrying a Leigh Light; of Operation Swamp along the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain, with U343 being attacked by eight aircraft of which two were shot down and two others damaged; and of the sinking of U459 onto which the attacking aircraft actually crashed when shot down. These, and other first-hand accounts from both sides, aim to give an insight into how Allied airmen and German submarines fought against each other in the hostile skies above the deep, cold sea."

"This book presents accounts of a number of conflicts between U-boats and RAF Coastal Command throughout the course of World War II, essentially devoting one chapter to each incident. A significant percentage of the text consists of extracts from primary sources - survivor statements, war diaries, personal recollections and official documents. The book contains a great deal of quite valuable and interesting material. Several of the chapters focus on the experiences of shot-down aircraft crews, while most focus on both sides of the battles between U-boats and aircraft. Operational histories, some short and others more detailed, of a great many U-boats are included. Altogether, this book is definitely worth reading."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format paperback 1997.

218 pages + 24 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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