U-Boat War Badge – U-Boot Kriegsabzeichen (1939–1945)


This topic may be somewhat exotic for Hungarians. After all the sea is a long way away but many major events occurred there. Vital raw and war materials, the food and troops were transported by sea. Great Britain and the Soviet Union were particularly dependent upon this method of supply. Dominating not only the sea lanes but the sea itself was essential for survival. Germany required to develop a dominant position at sea if it wished to overcome its adversaries and the humiliating peace imposed upon it at the end of the First World War and cement itself as a superpower.