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You may wish to stop studying battles and start studying the sociological and national economics of the era which led to the battles. I do not doubt your review of the military aspects of the book but I find your generalization of the author as a right wing crank is blind to how the Germans felt as a people after WW1. That feeling let a small minority sweep Hitler into power. Maybe that was what the author was trying to capture unless you can provide further detail. Today many of the German people are disgusted with their history of WW2. But many also believe that only Germany was singled out for punishment for the world devastation of WW1.
That sense or feeling did lead to WW2 .
Saw the Kindle edition of this book for $2.99 and thought I'd give it a whirl. Glad I didn't pay any more. Unfocused text written largely at an introductory level. Pictures and descriptions of Type II, VII, and IX boats jumbled together without any rhyme or reason. Lots of landlubber language and German ranks and titles with tildes inserted between syllables. The author is obviously a bitter old far-right crank who won't shut up about how badly the Allied powers treated Germany in the aftermath of WWI, like I purchased a serious technical/operational study to read the author's inane ramblings!
Seriously, I've been studying the Battle of the Atlantic for over 20 years now, and I'm getting tired of this Nazisploitation crap weaseling its way in amongst serious reference books. How this guy got to be a respected naval historian beats me; I purchased his "Hitler's Wonder U-boats" three years ago, and it was just as bad.
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