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Sea Killers in Disguise

Q Ships & Decoy Raiders of WWI

By Bridgland, Tony
1999, United States Naval Inst.
ISBN 155750895X
Hardcover, 224 pages

Descripton: This is the remarkable story of what were known by the British as 'Q' Ships and by the Germans as 'Decoy Raiders'. Disguised as harmless merchant ships, they could be transformed in moments into powerful killers and were used by both sides in WW1. The book describes the extraordinary lengths taken to ensure secrecy and deception. Owing to the nature of the game, evidence regarding their work is hard to come by but Tony Bridgland has produced a fascinating piece of detective history.

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