Rear Admiral Paul Hoddinott, CB, OBE - "British Submarine Operations in the First World War"
Tuesday 15th May at 3.00pm
Reading Room, High Street HP8 4JH
The U-Boat campaign nearly brought Britain to its knees in 1917 but it is not well known that British submarine operations made a significant contribution to final victory.
The ‘Silent Service’ lived up to its sobriquet and little was written then or since about stirring stories, some worthy of Boys Own Paper, that liven the reality of many routine patrols in harsh conditions. Successes came at a cost, with the loss of life proportionately greater than on the Western Front.