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U-Boat far from home
U-Boat far from home

David Stevens


In late 1944, with its U-boats defeated in the Atlantic, the German navy sought new areas in which to deploy - distant waters where defences might be weaker and successes easier to achieve. Australia was one such location. This volume reveals for the first time the full extent of the German plan for an underwater offensive against the southern continent, describing the operation's strategic rationale, its practical implementation and how the Australians and their allies responded. Of all the U-boats allocated to the mission, U 862 was the only one that managed to survive.


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