The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict : Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical Text.
By: McCartney, Innes.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in Archaeology: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (347 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317601661.Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- English Channel | Shipwrecks -- English Channel | Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- History | Underwater archaeology -- English Channel | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- English Channel | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, GermanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict : Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical TextDDC classification: 930.102804 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: Using Historical Archaeology to Study the U-Boat Wars -- 2 The Dover Patrol and Its U-Boat Wrecks, 1915-1918 -- 3 The Rest of the English Channel and Its U-Boat Wrecks, 1916-1918 -- 4 Bringing WW1 U-Boat Losses into Focus -- 5 Known U-Boat Losses, 1944-1945 -- 6 Two Known U-Boat Losses of 1944 as Mystery Sites, U269 and (U1191) -- 7 Mystery U-Boat Case Studies, 1944-1945 -- 8 Bringing WW2 U-Boat Losses into Focus -- 9 Conclusions: Archaeology and the Historic Texts of Both World Wars -- Appendices -- Index.
Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney surveyed and recorded these wrecks, discovering that the distribution and number of wrecks conflicted with the published histories of U-boat losses. Of all the U-boat war losses in the Channel, McCartney found that some 41% were heretofore unaccounted for in the historical literature of World War I and World War II. This book reconciles these inaccuracies with the archaeological record by presenting case studies of a number of dives conducted in the English Channel. Using empirical evidence, this book investigates possible reasons historical inconsistencies persist and what Allied operational and intelligence-based processes caused them to occur in the first place. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the fields of nautical archaeology and naval history, as well as wreck explorers.
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