The scale of the U-Boat threat on 18th October 1942

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This image was sourced from U-Boat.net and shows just how widespread the U-Boat threat was in the North Atlantic on just one day in 1942. It is easy to see how so many ships fell victim to this unseen threat but by this time in the war the wheels of fortune were turning against them as new technologies such as airborne radar meant that not even night provided cover for the U-Boat anymore. Nevertheless Allied losses continued right up to the end of the war and the lessons of the U-Boats were not lost on military planners in the Cold War.

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