U-Boats Off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight (Paperback)

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From January to July 1942, more than seventy-five ships sank to North Carolina's "Graveyard of the Atlantic" off the coast of the Outer Banks. A Standard oil tanker sank just sixty miles from Cape Hatteras.


German U-boats sank ships in some of the most harrowing sea fighting close to America's shore. Germany's Operation Drumbeat, led by Admiral Karl Donitz, brought fear to the local communities. The U-85 was the first U-boat sunk by American surface forces, and local divers later discovered a rare Enigma machine aboard. Author Jim Bunch traces the destructive history of world war on the shores of the Outer Banks.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467137676
ISBN-10: 1467137677
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: July 10th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Military