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Hirschfeld: The Story of a U-Boat NCO, 1940-1946 by Geoffrey Brooks
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware, 13 May 2013
I purchased an earlier version of this book primarily because of my interest in U-234 and her cargo. These matters are covered in some detail in the final two chapters of this book which has been put together by Geoffrey Brooks, allegedly from conversations and correspondence with Hirschfeld, plus his 'secret diary', of which more later.

U-234 sailed from Japan in mid-April 1945 carrying a number of important passengers, some of whom were to help the Japanese produce the Me 262 jet aircraft. The boat also carried some 240 tons of cargo that mainly consisted of spares and general supplies for U-boats, U-boat bases and other German naval stations in East Asia, but also included 93… Read more
Hirschfeld:The Secret Diary Of A U-Boat (Cassell M&hellip by Wolfgang Hirschfeld
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spurious claims, 29 Aug 2012
I purchased an earlier version of this book primarily because of my interest in U-234 and her cargo. These matters are covered in some detail in the final two chapters of this book which has been put together by Geoffrey Brooks, allegedly from conversations and correspondence with Hirschfeld, plus his 'secret diary', of which more later.

U-234 sailed from Japan in mid-April 1945 carrying a number of important passengers, some of whom were to help the Japanese produce the Me 262 jet aircraft. The boat also carried some 240 tons of cargo that mainly consisted of spares and general supplies for U-boats, U-boat bases and other German naval stations in East Asia, but also included 93… Read more
Hitler's Terror Weapons: From Doodlebug to Nuclear&hellip by Geoffrey Brooks
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Discredited author, 19 Aug 2012
I entirely agree with the earlier review. The comments about using extremely dubious and implausible evidence is a characteristic of Brooks' earlier work, notably 'Hirschfeld'. He lives in a world of fantasy, his references are largely a figment of his own imagination and few of his claims stand up to close scrutiny. A serious historian he is not. Do not waste your money.