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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.
About the Author: 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 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, 1976. Condizione libro: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean with light toning. Signed and inscribed by author. Good DJ with some edge wear. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9995610460
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. 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 & Jane's, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback First Edition in Near Fine condition with a Near Fine publisher price clipped dustwrapper slightly worn at top; 138 pages with b/w photographs, dfiagrams and illustrations. 9.75 x 7 inches. Codice libro della libreria 003166
Descrizione libro Macdonald, Lon., 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First. nice copy; photographic history of the development and use of motor torpedo boats in WWII. Codice libro della libreria 004951
Descrizione libro Macdonald & Jane's, London, 1976. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very good. Condizione sovraccoperta: good. First Edition. 138p. Gift message on front endpaper, cover corners bumped, jacket has a 1" tear on top front edge with smaller tears and chips to edges. Describes the development of these boats, the training of their crews, and tactics. Includes bibliography. Jacket design by Mike Jarvis. B&w photographs. (9-3/4"x7"). Codice libro della libreria H11376
Descrizione libro MacDonald & Jane's, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Tight, clean and crisp. With a closed tear to top of dustjacket's rear, tape repaired from inside, otherwise an excellent copy that looks fine in the new Mylar that now protects it. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not ex-library. ; 8vo; 160 pages. Codice libro della libreria 18435