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Atlantic Hotel Kiel
105,00 € *
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1 Nacht , 2 Personen, 4,5 Sterne, ab 105,- EUR, Kiel, Deutschland

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Stand: 15.08.2018
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Atlantic Hotel Kiel
105,00 € *
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1 Nacht , 2 Personen, 4,5 Sterne, ab 105,- EUR, Kiel, Deutschland

Anbieter: Urlaub.de
Stand: 15.08.2018
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Submarine Warfare in the Atlantic: The History ...
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Danger prowled under both the cold gray waters of the North Sea and the shimmering blue waves of the tropical Atlantic during World War II as Adolf Hitler´s Third Reich attempted to strangle Allied shipping lanes with U-boat attacks. German and British submarines combed the vast oceanic battlefield for prey, while scientists developed new technologies and countermeasures. Submarine warfare began tentatively during the American Civil War (though the Netherlands and England made small prototypes centuries earlier, and the American sergeant Ezra Lee piloted the one-man Turtle vainly against HMS Eagle near New York in 1776). Britisher Robert Whitehead´s invention of the torpedo introduced the weapon later used most frequently by submarines. Steady improvements to Whitehead´s design led to the military torpedoes deployed against shipping during both World Wars. World War I witnessed the First Battle of the Atlantic, when the Kaiserreich unleashed its U-boats against England. During the war´s 52.5 months, the German submarines sent much of the British merchant marine to the bottom. Indeed, German reliance on U-boats in both World War I and World War II stemmed largely from their nation´s geography. The Germans eventually recognized the primacy of the Royal Navy and its capacity to blockade Germany´s short coastline in the event of war. While the British could easily interdict surface ships, submarines slipped from their Kiel or Hamburg anchorages unseen, able to prey upon England´s merchant shipping. During World War I, German U-boats operated solo except on one occasion. Initially, the British and nations supplying England with food and materiel scattered vessels singly across the ocean, making them vulnerable to the lone submarines. However, widespread late war re-adoption of the convoy system tipped the odds in the surface ships´ favor, as one U-boat skipper described: "The oceans at once became bare and ∅ for long periods at ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073327/bk_acx0_073327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 13.08.2018
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Submarine Warfare in World War I: The History a...
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Submarine warfare began tentatively during the American Civil War (though the Netherlands and England made small prototypes centuries earlier, and the American sergeant Ezra Lee piloted the one-man ´´Turtle´´ vainly against HMS Eagle near New York in 1776). Robert Whitehead´s invention of the torpedo introduced the weapon later used most frequently by submarines. Steady improvements to Whitehead´s design led to the military torpedoes deployed against shipping during both World Wars. World War I witnessed the First Battle of the Atlantic, when the Kaiserreich unleashed its U-boats against England. During the war, the German submarines sent much of the British merchant marine to the bottom. Indeed, German reliance on U-boats in both World War I and World War II stemmed largely from their nation´s geography. The Germans eventually recognized the superiority of the Royal Navy and its capacity to blockade Germany´s short coastline in the event of war. While the British could easily interdict surface ships, submarines slipped from their Kiel or Hamburg anchorages unseen, able to prey upon England´s merchant shipping. The sleek hunter-killers lurking beneath the waves, using periscopes to close in unnoticed on their prey, added a new, nerve-wracking element to naval warfare. The mere threat of submarine attack immediately altered naval tactics and strategies employed by both the Western Allies and the Central Powers, shifting them towards a more cautious approach, especially at the war’s start when the submarine threat remained untested. During World War I, German U-boats operated solo except on one occasion. Initially, the British and nations supplying England with food and materiel scattered vessels singly across the ocean, making them vulnerable to the lone submarines. However, widespread late war re-adoption of the convoy system tipped the odds in the surface ships´ favor, as one U-boat skipper described: ´´The oceans at once became ba... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110814/bk_acx0_110814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 13.08.2018
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