This account of the U-boat campaign in the First World War remains one of the finest English language histories of the conflict. It represents the official British history of the war against the German submarine attack on shipping.
From a few fragile craft, the U-boats grew to become the greatest menace to Britain's survival. By 1917, the UK was close to starvation. The adoption of the convoy system slowly turned the tide.
Both experts in the field, Gibson and Prendergast were best suited to produce such a book. In the event, they penned a masterpiece, which was well supported with a foreword written by Earl Jellicoe.
Profusely illustrated with 10 maps and 31 photographs, The German Submarine War brings to life the great struggle for mastery of the shipping lanes that was the war at sea 1914-18.
By RH Gibson and Maurice Prendergast ISBN No 1904381081
14x22cm paperback 438 pages with 31 b&w photos and 10 maps