U-Boat War Patrol, The Hidden Photographic Diary of U 564

By happy accident, a shoe box full of photographs was liberated from a U-Boat pen at the end of WWII, hidden until recently, to be found once more. The author has provided a unique and graphic account of U 564. This is much more than a photo essay, with well researched and written text, supported by this unique treasure trove of images – Recommended.


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NAME: U-Boat War Patrol, The Hidden Photographic Diary of U 564
FILE: R2503
AUTHOR: Lawrence Paterson
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Frontline
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 206
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Kriegsmarine, U-Boats, Battle of the Atlantic, U-Boat Aces, 
Prien, Kretschmer, Suhren, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second 
World War, submarine warfare, Type VIIc

ISBN: 1-84832-784-9

IMAGE: B2503.jpg6
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DESCRIPTION: By happy accident, a shoe box full of photographs was 
liberated from a U-Boat pen at the end of WWII, hidden until recently, 
to be found once more. The author has provided a unique and graphic 
account of U 564. This is much more than a photo essay, with well 
researched and written text, supported by this unique treasure trove 
of images - Recommended.

U 564 was a Type VIIc submarine, the most common variant to serve 
through WWII. Although it was an old design and obsolescent it was a 
proven model on which most of the U-Boat Aces served. Produced in 
quantity, it was also destroyed in quantity. The crews faced a 
terrible war of attrition as the Allied navies matched and then out-
classed the submarines, moving from increasingly effective convoy 
escort to hunter/killer groups of antisubmarine warships with small 
carriers that embarked anti submarine aircraft.


The text tells the story of U 564, and the images display the cramped 
conditions and the way of life on a war patrol. This is an absorbing 
story with the most memorable and unique collection of images filmed 
under patrol conditions.