Code Name Caesar: 1 of 2: The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II Kindle Edition. by Jerome Preisler (Author), Kenneth Sewell (Author)

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Photo: Lot-9630-5: WWI German Activities. The German U-Boat. Christmas Celebration by U-boat crew. Artwork by Felix Schwormstadt. Halftone image from the publication, “The Imperial Navy in the World War,” 1914-17. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. (2016/10/21).
Date | 21 October 2016, 09:35
Source | Lot-9630-5
Author | National Museum of the U.S. Navy

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Code Name Caesar: 1 of 2: The Secret Hunt for U-Boat 864 During World War II Kindle Edition.  by Jerome Preisler  (Author), Kenneth Sewell (Author)

In February of 1944, Germany and Japan devised a desperate plan to escape defeat. The Germans would send Japan a submarine—boat U-864—packed with their most advanced rocket and jet aircraft technology. Japan could then reestablish air superiority in the Pacific, drawing the attention of Allied forces long enough for Germany to regroup.
 
Meanwhile, British code breakers, working with the Norwegian underground, had discovered the plan. But even though they were unable to stop the submarine from embarking, the British submarine HMS Venturer was waiting for it at sea. In a cat-and-mouse battle beneath the waves, they hunted one another, each waiting to strike. The Venturer won the game, becoming the only submarine in history to sink another sub in underwater combat.
 
This is the dramatic, action-packed account of one of the greatest unsung victories in military history, and of a historical moment in the annals of naval warfare.