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THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE. Hardcover – 1955

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Evans; First Edition edition (1955)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000O5HII8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,064,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 Aug. 2011
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I first read this book many years ago, long before I developed my abiding interest in ships and the sea and was enthralled by the history of the central character who was Germany's most successful U Boat commander of all time. Even as a Prisoner of War, Otto Kretschmer continued to serve his country from behind enemy lines with such effectiveness that he also became, perhaps the only!, POW ever to have been promoted during his incarceration for such service. How odd that his captors failed to smell a rat and wonder why he should have received such advancement...

In keeping with the U Boat tradition of adopting a motif for his submarine, Kretschmer chose the golden horseshoe for his beloved U 99. His exploits then became so legendary within the U Boat arm that he was personally known as `The Wolf of the Atlantic.' So much so that the tonnage of ships this single U Boat commander sent to the bottom of the seas is far greater than any other commander of any other vessel, in any navy, in the history of the world.

Such was his conduct during the war that Kretschmer's held the respect of those on both sides of the conflict and later joined the new post-war German Navy where he was eventually promoted to Captain. Ordinarily, such a person would have been revered as a national hero but little or not such adulation was afforded to those in a defeated country.

Author Terence Robertson provides an excellent account of the man which - I am pleased to say, I found as captivating as I did first time around. As an aside, I also regard the work as being on a par with his equally enthralling `Walker RN' whilst I also thoroughly recommend.

For all the right reasons, therefore, this work remains one of my favourite books.

NM
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Argyris Periferakis on 24 Sept. 2013
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This is the most complete biography of the most famous WW2 U-Boat ace, that i could find. Incredible details and a fast paced narrative with ''compels'' the reader to go on. The writer has created a historically accurate and unbiased masterpiece, which must not be missed by WW2 history buffs and naval enthusiasts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bubba on 1 Feb. 2012
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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT BOOK...kept me busy for a week and loved every minuite of it...

if your either a ww2 fan or a u boat nut ! BUY THIS BOOK ....

like i said, should be made into a film...
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By saint michael on 31 Dec. 2013
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This was a very enjoyable book to read, with enough detail for both the researcher and newcomer regarding Kretschmer's life on German U-boats during the war. I first came across Otto watching the famed "World at War" documentary, which garnered a thirst for my future research on the wider subject of WW2 combat. Mr Robertson has captured in this book the attributes common in the early war period U-boat sailors, who enjoyed some success as a result of their excellent training during the mid 1930's. The names of the "Ace" Commanders such has Kretschmer,Prien,Schepke,Suhren became familiar with friend and foe alike, during this early war period up to late 1942. This book gives full tribute to a man many say was THE premier U-boat Ace of all, the Skipper of U-99, the boat with the distinctive "golden horseshoe".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. E. Dagless on 11 Oct. 2014
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A great book that goes behind the men in charge of those terrifying machines. The highs and lows and the moral dilemmas they faced. A surprisingly quick read and not just for the overly technical or Atlantic War enthusiast.
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A most interesting and factual account - endorsed by many high profile personalities of all sides...A certain respect for this captain was given by all, his crew, his country and not excluding his enemy...

An admirable officer and a gentleman who showed honour, valour and chivalry.

Kreschmer was an intrepid pioneer in U Boat tactics who virtually took the "sniper" approach in his methodology at maximizing results. A somewhat humble and "no nonsense" quiet achiever. It is little wonder this Commander was well liked and achieved the highest tonnage despite being captured early on during the war. I found this book very hard to put down.
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By Margaret on 10 July 2014
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Brilliant
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By PhippsAW on 1 Jun. 2014
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First class. I really enjoyed this book giving a balanced view of the U Boat arm. I have always smiled at history telling us that the Germans had U Boats, dirty nasty people, but we had gallant submarines that were nothing like them!. History is written by the victors and this volume sets it straight. A cracking in formative read telling the exploits of a committed submarine commander, not a Nazi, but a sailor.
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