It seems that many more German submarines were sunk by Allied mines during World War than previously thought, the British newspaper The Independent writes. Maritime experts say their discoveries will force historians to re-evaluate the battle for control of the Atlantic.
The final resting places of six German U-boats sunk in the final months of the Second World War's greatest naval conflict have finally been identified. Four of the submarines were found in completely different locations than expected. The explanation is probably that both the Allied fleet as air forces had repeatedly mistakenly believed that it managed to reduce the German submarines, which otherwise survived the attacks and only sank when they later sailed into the mines.