Title: In the Shadow of the Eagle – German Raider and U-Boat Attacks off Western Australia and in the Southern Ocean during World War II
Author: Gomm, Kevin
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2010
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 249 pages
Comments: Germany, in World War II, sent fighting ships half way around the other side of the globe to Australia so that, specifically Britain’s trading routes, and sea lanes of her extensive empire; of which Australia was an integral nexus, could be defeated and undermined. It was the only way the Fatherland was ever going to neutralise the United Kingdom’s virtual monopoly on these trade routes that she enjoyed, and Australia suffered shipping raids and U-Boat attacks, thoroughly documented in this military history.