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They traveled alone and in packs. They collected intelligence and launched attacks. They rose above the ocean depths and ultimately changed the course of war. Chart some of the most dramatic and influential submarine patrols of World War II, from the perspective of the naval masterminds who plotted the strategies to the tenacious and aggressive commanders who carried them out. Follow the ongoing challenges the Axis and Allies faced as they pushed the limits of their vessels in pursuit or in escape.
In January 1944, the U-515, commanded by Werner Henke, defies the odds and escapes both Allied depth charges and aircraft to sink ships and return to port despite severe damage. Ten weeks later, the German U-Boat is put to the ultimate test. In April 1944, U-515 heads to the African Gold Coast, where it is tested by one of the new Hunter Killer Groups led by Captain Daniel Gallery. Episode aka "U-Boat Killers".
It's 1941 and German Gen. Erwin Rommel and his armies hope to take Egypt, gain control of the Suez Canal, and prevent Britain from receiving vital supplies from the colony of India and the Middle East. The Allies' last line of defense is a fleet of small, British Royal Navy U-class subs stationed on the tiny island of Malta. Despite unpredictable weather and a broken gyrocompass, HMS Upholder and its Lieutenant-Commander Malcolm Wanklyn hunt Italian supply ships to hold the line against the Axis powers and turn the tide of the North African Campaign.
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