At approximately 0830 on the morning of 27th August, 1941, U 570 submerged in position about 62° 15. To obtain some respite from heavy seas which had already caused much seasickness among her inexperienced crew. At 1050 the captain decided to surface again and brought the U-Boat up from a depth of approximately 90 ft. What happened next can only be attributed to the lack of training of the Commander. It so happened that a Hudson aircraft S belonging to 269 Squadron, and piloted by Squadron-Leader Thompson, was almost immediately overhead.U 570 perceived her danger too late and, while she was attempting to crash dive, the aircraft dropped a stick of four 250 lb. Depth charges, at an angle of 30° to the U-Boats track.
These exploded close to her, the nearest being about 10 yards away. One minute after the water disturbance had subsided U 570 surfaced again, bow down, and 10 to 12 of her crew came on deck.
The aircraft attacked with guns until a white flag was waved from the conning tower. It was established by interrogation of prisoners that, at the moment of the attack, confusion reigned within the U-Boat. This poster is signed W. Krogman about whom I cannot find any biographical information.Printed in England by Chromoworks, Ltd. This original poster comes from the estate of a veteran who served in both WWI and WWII. Overall condition is good as we had it professionally restored this year. The crease folds from how it was originally issued and stored are now fainter and repairs are made to any former tears or corner losses. The repaired corners are evidence of being proudly displayed most likely in England in barracks or common rooms during the war. The background colour of the poster which is yellow has aged a bit which also speaks to its authenticity. I include Many pictures are included for you to scrutinize and make your own judgement. The poster measures 20 wide x 30 high /50 cm x 76 cm. Thank You, Susan and Dan. The item "Original WWII, BACK THEM UP! The capture of German Submarine 570 by Hudson" is in sale since Thursday, March 02, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Posters & Prints". The seller is "chesterfield660" and is located in Thornbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.