The Secret Capture: U-110 and the Enigma Story

The Secret Capture: U-110 and the Enigma Story

Stephen Roskill
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This is a well written account of the capture of the German submarine U-110 on May 1941. This was possibly one of the most important naval actions of the battle of the Atlantic, with far reaching results. Although U-110 sank on tow, its precious Enigma machine had been extracted and its secrets helped to inform British naval intelligence of German U Boat movements and route convoys to avoid them.

The book was originally written in 1959 by Captain Stephen Roskill, the official naval historian. It was written to rebut the claims of Rear-Admiral Daniel V. Gallery USN that his capture of U -505 in June 1944 was unique.

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