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4.0 out of 5 stars An important addition to the history of the U-Boat war., 16 April 2006
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Ned Middleton (British professional underwater photo-journalist & author) - See all my reviews
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Whenever I review a book about U-Boats, I automatically think of (and usually mention) Gunther Prien and Otto Kretschmer. After having read this book, however, I think my first choice of name should have been Teddy Suhren.

Suhren was a legend within the U-Boat service during WW2 and this is his story. The detail comes from his own papers and photographs revealing a U-Boat commander who was incredibly successful. His own personal patrol range included the eastern coast of the United States as well as the Indian Ocean. What endears any reader to Suhren as a person, however, is not only his success, and outstanding leadership skills, but also his sense of humour and the fact that he was a rebel and often in trouble with his superiors.

In a book which is clearly thoroughly researched, this author has put together an important work which will fill many gaps for those with an interest in the exciting and dangerous art of U-Boat warfare during WW2. I particularly liked the way in which the carefully selected photographs are used - appearing on each relevant page and not found in a small glossy collection in the middle of the book. In this way, each picture is relevant to the adjacent text and does much to support one's reading of the work as opposed to creating an interruption as the reader searches to find something located elsewhere.

Altogether, this is an excellent work - exactly what I have come to expect from these particular publishers.

NM
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wet Oakleaves, 15 Dec 2013
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I considered this book very entertaining as it not only dealt with his adventures as a U-boat first lieutenant and captain but covered his time as a cadet. One also gets a feeling of the political thoughts of the time and his meetings with historical characters such as Bornmann and Eva Braun. The photographs are printed on the relevant pages and not grouped together in the centre of the book which saves having to flick back and forth to correlate them with the text. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the U-boat war as an informative and enjoyable read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first rate very good indeed., 27 Sep 2013
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chose this rating because the book was a jolly good read. I can highly recommend it to anyone interested
how men coped in a war situation .
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