SHADOW OVER THE ATLANTIC: THE LUFTWAFFE AND THE U-BOATS: 1943-45
312pp., 40 colour & 30 b/w illus. 2017. As Germany’s war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, Admiral Karl Donitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to act as ‘eyes’ for his U-boats. Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers Ju 290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime devices, 5 ‘Atlantik’ undertook a distant, isolated campaign far out into the Atlantic and thousands of miles away from its home base in western France.