Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aug

26

1942

The strain of a long U-boat patrol

U-564 is resupplied with torpedoes from another U Boat whilst in the Caribbean in early August 1942.

‘Have you seen anything? ‘No, not a thing? There’s still a bit of time to go. I take a look through the glasses, as a matter of routine since nothing is happening. A glance behind us and I am thunderstruck. That has to be … ‘Look, you lot the entire convoy is steaming along behind us; it’s just about on top of us! What the devil’s happened to your eyes?’