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Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke
Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke
by Timothy P. Mulligan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £73.03

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lone Wolf, 14 Dec. 2002
This book has been thoroughly researched and well written. Werner Henke was quite a colourful character of the U-Boat service; often having problems with authority.
He was however highly thought of by Admiral Donitz for his leadership abilities and mentioned by name in his own memoirs, for the Commanders brilliance.
The book lists Wenke's exploits, how he was captured and his death; after a breakout from a POW camp. The Book is well worth reading; and therefore value for money.


Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke
Lone Wolf: The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke
by Timothy P. Mulligan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £73.03

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lone Wolf, 14 Dec. 2002
This book has been thoroughly researched and well written. Werner Henke was quite a colourful character of the U-Boat service; often having problems with authority.
He was however highly thought of by Admiral Donitz for his leadership abilities and mentioned by name in his own memoirs, for the Commanders brilliance.
The book lists Wenke's exploits, how he was captured and his death; after a breakout from a POW camp. The Book is well worth reading; and therefore value for money.


Iron Coffins
Iron Coffins
by Herbert A. Werner
Edition: Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Iron Coffins, 14 Dec. 2002
This review is from: Iron Coffins (Paperback)
This book is the personal account, the author commanded two U-boats. Like the Hirschfeld book, deals with his entry into the German Navy and his rise to Commander from Ensign.
It also looks at some interesting developments in the U-Boat campaign both Schorchels & Radar detectors and their subsequent failure, due to there not being enough of them.
For anyone interested in the U-boat war, this is one the must have books.


Hirschfeld: The Secret Diary Of A U-Boat
Hirschfeld: The Secret Diary Of A U-Boat
by Wolfgang Hirschfeld
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hirschfeld, 14 Dec. 2002
This book is an extraordinarily rare insight into the U-Boat conflict from the point of view of an NCO; Hirschfeld was privy to more news than most, due to his position as a wireless operator.
The book proceeds with his entry into the German Navy, his assignments on surface shipping, before his eventual transfer to the U-boat Service.
The book notes some of the experiences under the ace Bleichrodt and some of the early missions to America; another extremely interesting section of the book is the mission to Japan on board U-234.
A brilliant book, well worth the money.


Wolf: U-boat Commanders in World War II
Wolf: U-boat Commanders in World War II
by Jordan Vause
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wolf, 14 Dec. 2002
This books deals with the common perception of U-Boat commanders of WWII; before dealing with each of the aces in turn to highlight their differences in personality & ideology; thus highlighting that stereotyping is incorrect.
The Aces of the U-Boat service are dealt in detail, with some very interesting stories, such as Victor Oehrn’s capture in North Africa. There are also other sections that deal with the debate Karl-Friedrich Merten’s & Lothar-Gunther Buchheim’s little disagreement over “Das Boot”.
This book is a balanced look at the Commanders and is very well researched and a joy to read.


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