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Hitler’s Grey Wolves: U-boats in the Indian Ocean

By Lawrence Paterson
RELATED TOPICS: SHIP
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Comments: Softcover, 286 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4738-8273-7

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Frontline Books/Casemate Publishers

From the publisher:

Very little has been written about the U-boat war in the Indian Ocean, where almost 40 German submarines were assigned to operate from the Malaysian port of Georgetown alongside troops of the occupying Imperial Japanese forces. From that base, they sailed across the vast Indian Ocean and into the Pacific.

Success in this theatre of war could very possibly have swung the tide of battle in North Africa in favor of Rommel. The joint operations with the Japanese allowed the Germans to penetrate the Pacific Ocean for the first time, attacking shipping off the Australian coast and hunting off New Zealand. Plans were even made to attack U.S. supply lines.

Hitler’s Grey Wolves bring this forgotten campaign to life through analysis, eyewitness testimony, and photographs.

FSM says:

There are new ideas for modelers to be found in 24 pages of photos and this account of a less-famous aspect of the world at war as West met East in the U-boats’ happier days and enjoyed an exotic life ashore.

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