Allied Submarine Operations in Greece during World War II, Byron Tesapsides
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ALLIED SUBMARINE OPERATIONS IN GREECE DURING WORLD WAR II (1941-1944) - Based on the war diaries of the Allied Submarines and of the German Navy.
The story of Allied submarine operations in Greece during World War Two is an intriguing tale of patrols in shallow sunlit waters which were dangerous for them. There were many allied submarines (British, Greek, Polish, French and Dutch) that operated from Malta, Alexandria and Beirut in all greek seas from 1940 to 1944, wreaking havoc on the Axis naval forces and shipping.
They observed enemy movemets, laid mines, landed supplies and men for clandestine purposes, but they also harassed and disrupted the traffic between the major ports and the outlying garrisons in the tens of islands the Axis occupied and fought the surface and submarine forces the Axis possessed in the area with great success.
These operations were not conducted only against unarmed caiques carrying provisions and submarines were sunk by the, mostly, converted sub-chasers the Kriegsmarine operated in the area. There, also, were submarine versus submarine and submarine versus caique clashes and the submarines were harassed by the few Luftwaffe planes in the area (mostly Arado floatplanes).
A truly intriguing tale.
- AEGEAN PATROLS OF: HMS Parthian, HMS Osiris, HMS Perseus, HMS Porpoise, HMS Proteus, HMS Rorqual, HMS SeaRover, HMS Seraph, HMS Shakespeare, HMS Sibyl, HMS Sickle, HMS Simoom, HMS Sportsman, HMS Surf, HMS Tactician, HMS Taku, HMS Talisman, HMS Taurus, HMS Tetrarch, HMS Thorn, HMS Thraser, HMS Thunderbolt, HMS Torbay, HMS Traveller, HMS Trespasser, HMS Trident, HMS Triumph, HMS Trooper, HMS Truant, HMS Turbulent, HMS Ultimatum, HMS Ultor, HMS Unrivalled, HMS Unruly, HMS Unsparing, HMS Unserving, HMS Untiring, HMS Upstart, HMS Vigorous, HMS Virtue, HMS Visigoth, HMS Vivid, HMS Voracious, HMS Vox, HMS Vampire, Dolffjin, ORP Dzik,ORP Sokol, Curie, RHS Glavkos, RHS Katsonis, RHS Matrozos, RHS Nereus, RHS Pipinos, RHS Papanikolis and RHS Triton.
- MISSIONS OF ITALIAN SUBMARINES IN THE AEGEAN AND IONIAN SEA.
Author: Byron Tesapsides
Publisher: Private publication, Thessaloniki 2012
Description: 430 pages, Paperback, 290 X 205 mm, approx. 80 b/w photos, submarine emblems, maps. FULL ENGLISH TEXT.
Condition: NEW COPY.
Shipping weight: 1.25 kg.