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windrider
03-02-2008, 09:33 AM
I was doing a research about a local legend in a small fishing village on the north shore of the st-Lawrence river. It stated that there was a sunk u-boat near the coast & village. After consulting the U-boat database, I found that the germans never lost a ship in these operations. So, legend it was! But I also found this intersting document about this particular period.

It refers to the many ships sunked by u-boats in 1942;
The closing of the waterway to all military traffic because of U-boats;
The political turmoil it caused and propaganda;
and finally the use of land-based radars to try to pick u-boats on the surface.
the quality of the graphics is poor, as it comes from a printed pdf which I lost somewher in my HD...

Sickles
03-13-2008, 05:13 PM
Great thread Windrider. Am a frequent visitor to the St. Lawrence myself.

windrider
03-15-2008, 10:55 AM
Thanks Sickles!
I'moving to Hâvre-St-Pierre next month to work in a kayak expedition business...
It will be a great summer for me, a long dreamed wish that I can finally accomplish...
So if you happen to go there, I'll be at expeditions Agaguk !
Cheers!

windrider
02-18-2009, 08:05 AM
Very good free reading on the matter on google books. It appears to be complete but whithout the pictures. (correction : some pages missing... it was too good to be true)

click on the link or search the title if link does'nt work
U-boats against Canada
by Michael L. Hadley


http://books.google.ca/books?id=LJJez91DyYcC&dq=u-boats+against+canada&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=TtE9HGBzKE&sig=IBhDpmRoMz9lUZ65Zw2b5Ft_260&hl=fr&ei=QJGZSYHxCp3etgf--N21Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPP1,M1