New edition - now fully INDEXED
This landmark book shows how the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty played a key role in the defeat of the U-boats in World War One. With the assistance of the Naval Historical Branch of the Ministry of Defence and the Director of Naval History in Washington, Professor Grant has been able to piece together the crucial role played by naval intelligence in the victory at sea 1914-1918.
Intelligence came from many sources including prisoner interrogations, signals interception and the investigation and salvage of wrecks. By analysing this information, naval intelligence was able thwart attempts to land spies in North Africa, deal the U-boat minelaying campaign in British coastal waters a fatal blow and ensure that the U-boats would not have the opportunity to attack the Grand Fleet in 1918.
U-Boat Intelligence is the second book in Grant's trilogy covering of the war against the U-boats. It contains updated tables of U-boat fates. This edition has also been given the additional benefit of an index. It remains a key reference source for all interested in the first U-boat war.
Born in 1917, Robert M. Grant has made a lifelong study of U-boat operations in the Great War. His research began in 1928 and led him to archives worldwide over the following decades, as more documents were uncovered. He still continues to unearth new material on this fascinating subject.
A native of Evanston Illinois, he is a Professor at the University of Chicago.
by Robert M Grant ISBN no 1904381014
14x22cm paperback 196 pages with 24 illustrations and photos