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By Robert Forsyth,Jim Laurier

German U-boats have been the scourge of Allied service provider and armed forces transport within the Atlantic in the course of international struggle II, threatening to isolate after which starve the united kingdom out of the battle. As Germany's warfare opposed to the Allied convoys intensified in past due 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz referred to as upon the Luftwaffe to supply a long-range recognizing and shadowing unit to behave as 'eyes' for his U-boats. built with huge, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s equipped out with complex seek radar and different maritime 'ELINT' (electronic intelligence) units, Fernaufklärungsgruppe (FAGr) five 'Atlantik' undertook , remoted crusade a ways out into the Atlantic and hundreds of thousands of miles clear of its domestic base in western France. the data generated and stated again to Dönitz's headquarters used to be important to the efforts of the U-boats, and FAGr 5's 'shadowing' missions have been assigned precedence when it comes to expert crews, offers and equipment.

This ebook tells for the 1st time the attention-grabbing tale of the formation and operations of FAGr five 'Atlantik', drawing on never-before-published old files of the unit that accounted for the reporting and destruction of millions of hundreds Allied shipping.

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