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Riassunto: One of the major lessons of World War II was the importance of coastal waters. It was not widely recognized beforehand just how vital the control of such waters would become, both in defending essential convoys as well as attacking those of the enemy, and in paving the way for amphibious landings.
While land based aircraft could carry out offshore operations by day and destroyers and cruisers patrolled deeper waters, the ideal craft for use in coastal waters were motor boats armed with torpedoes and light guns. But with the exception of Italy, none of the major powers had more than a handful of these boats operational at the outbreak of war.
From a small beginning, large fleets of highly maneuverable motor torpedo boats were built up, particularly by Britain, Germany and the USA. They operated mainly at night, because they were small enough to penetrate minefields and creep unseen to an enemy?s coastline and fast enough to escape after firing their torpedoes. They fought in every major theater of war, but the first real threat came in the North Sea and English Channel from German E-boats, crossing to attack Britain?s vital convoys. Ranged against them in the ?battle of the little ships? were British MTBs and MGBs and, later, American PT boats. They often fought hand to hand at closer quarters than any other kind of warship in a unique conflict that lasted right to the end of the war.
The E-boat Threat describes the development of these deadly little craft, the training of their crews who were usually volunteers and the gradual evolution of tactics in the light of wartime experience. Methods of defense are also related, which included the use of aircraft and destroyers as well as motor gunboats, sometimes acting under a unified command.
L'autore: Bryan Cooper is the author of a number of books on military subjects, including The Ironclads of Cambrai, Battle of the Torpedo Boats, The Buccaneers, and Fighter. He has written scripts for many radio and television plays and film documentaries. Beginning his career as a journalist he worked for several newspapers, magazines and news agencies such as The Kentish Times, Exchange Telegraph and Flying Review.
Titolo: E-boat Threat (A Macdonald illustrated war ...
Casa editrice: TBS The Book Service Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 1976
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro TBS The Book Service Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Minor Shelfwear. Darkened tan to the page edges. Darkened foxing to the page edges. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005934763
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001827482
Descrizione libro TBS The Book Service Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. VINTAGE Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002315728
Descrizione libro Macdonald & Janes, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. HB + DW, 138 pages, in VG + VG condition, slight sunning to the dustwraper spine. The dustwrapper has previously been protected which has resulted in brown tape marks on the endpapers. Codice libro della libreria 60963
Descrizione libro MacDonald and Jane's, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. Hardback; very good in faded and price-clipped dustjacket. ; Development, tactics and wartime experience of Germany's motor-torpedo boats - the 'E-Boats'. Illustrated. ; 138 pages. Codice libro della libreria 52808
Descrizione libro MACDONALD & JANES, UK, 1976. Hard Back. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. A GOOD BOOK IN DUST JACKET THAT HAS BEEN PRICE CLIPPED AND HAS A SMALL TEAR ON TOP REAR EDGE OF JACKET. POSTED FROMTHE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS.IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. Size: 138 PAGES. Codice libro della libreria 017945
Descrizione libro Macdonalds and Jane's., 1976. Condizione libro: Fair. Hard cover. Book - Acceptable, spine damage. Ex-libris. Codice libro della libreria 1765561
Descrizione libro Macdonald And Jane's Publishers, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. N/A (illustratore). 1976 First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1976. Hard Cover. book Condition : Very Good. Clean text. Jacket has piece missing, tears. Bookseller Inventory#002236. N/A. Hardback. Codice libro della libreria 002236
Descrizione libro Macdonald & Jane's 1976 1st., 1976. 138pp. Prof ills. 25x18. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. After examining the development of German motor torpedo boats - the 'E'-Boats, the book is concerned principally with their wartime operations off the east and south-east coasts of England, and the actions which they fought are graphically described. The book also covers the training of their crews, and the gradual evolution of tactics in the light of wartime. Codice libro della libreria 3851
Descrizione libro Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. First Edition. DJ has a two small tears to the top and bottom of spine and hasa couple of small holes on the outer edge, it is price cut and is covered in a clear protective wrapper. Contains black & white illustrations. Seller Ref: M8170. Codice libro della libreria 002126