Thursday, April 12, 2012
A rare color photograph of two German U-Boats, both having surfaced during Wolf Pack maneuvers in The Battle Of The Atlantic.
I suspect this undated photograph (which, suspiciously, looks like a movie still) is from 1941 or 1942, before The Battle Of The Atlantic turned in favor of the Allies. The turn in the fortunes of the warring parties in the Atlantic came about within the span of two months in the Spring of 1943.
Enemy submarines are to be called U-Boats. The term submarine is to be reserved for Allied underwater vessels. U-Boats are those dastardly villains that sink our ships, while submarines are those gallant and noble craft that sink theirs.
Winston Churchill (in remarks made during The Great War)