Book Review-‘Total Undersea War: The evolutionary role of the snorkel in Dönitz’s U-boat fleet 1944–1945’ by A. S. Hamilton

By Derek G. Law, published February 2022

Abstract

This is a well-produced and hefty – in all senses – book which gives a detailed technical account of the development of the snorkel and argues persuasively that it was a revolutionary technology whose impact in the closing period of the Second World War has been denied or overlooked by historians. Hamilton is a previously published historian with an interest both in submarine warfare and in maritime archaeology and this results in a well written but highly technical account of snorkel development…

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

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