In early 1944, the besieged German High Command launched a plan to pack a submarine—boat U-864—with advanced rocket and jet aircraft technology, a group of Japanese and German scientists, and tons of mercury for use in missile and torpedo detonation systems. With this, Japan could re-establish air superiority in the Pacific, giving Germany time to prepare a final defense of the Fatherland.
Unknown to them, British codebreakers, working hand-in-hand with the Norwegian underground, had discovered the plan. Chasing U-864 and her cargo throughout the North Atlantic, the British bombed German naval bases and hidden installations in an attempt to destroy the submarine and her hidden cargo. But in the end, she was able to head out to sea and attempt to complete her mission.
The British submarine HMS Venturer was waiting for her. In a cat-and-mouse silent battle beneath the waves, they hunted one another, each waiting to strike. The Venturer won the game, sinking U-864 and becoming the only submarine in history to sink another sub in underwater combat.
In Code Name Caesar, Jerome Preisler and Kenneth Sewell deliver a riveting account of one of the unsung greatest victories in military history.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Putnam Berkley Pub. Group ( July 03, 2012 )
Item #: 13-522083
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)