The U-Boat Peril

Submarine Battle of World War 2 – Full Documentary

“The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.”  Winston Churchill  (Their Finest Hour – The Second World War, Volume II)

 Bio:  Admiral Karl Dönitz (1891 – 1980)

Thanks to the Bookshelf Museum for the following video; more information at the site.

The battleship HMS Barham was sunk by U-331 in 1941; the terrifying footage of the moment its magazine exploded demonstrates the carnage of a torpedo strike. 861 crewmen were killed.

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