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Smoke and mirrors: Q-ships against the U-boats in the First World War

Smoke and mirrors: Q-ships against the U-boats in the First World War

Lake, Deborah

The Q-ship, an ordinary merchant vessel with concealed guns, came into its own during the First World War, when the Royal Navy had to trap & destroy German U-boats. This work tells the story of the Q-ships & their U-boat adversaries. It covers the Q-ship operations by following the careers of the eight men who won the Victoria Cross

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Stroud: History, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Deborah Lake
ISBN: 0752450557, 9780752450551
Note: Originally published: Stroud: Sutton, 2006.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 Naval operations.; Q-ships Great Britain History.; Baralong (Ship); Anti-submarine warfare.

Author note

Deborah Lake served in the Royal Air Force and is the author of numerous military and naval history books, including The Tartan Air Force and The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids 1918.