This unique book met with universal acclaim when it was published in hardcover in 2004. Now it appears in a handsome paperback revised edition.Werner Hirschmann, former German submarine officer, recounts his childhood in Nazi Germany, his attendance at the German Naval Academy, his service in the U-Boot-Waffe and his experiences as a POW. Among the most interesting episodes are his period on a destroyer that escorted the Bismarck on her last operation; a Mediterranean U-boat patrol; being besieged by the American army at the U-boat base at Lorient; and his last patrol to North America, when his submarine, U-190, sank the Canadian warship HMCS Esquimault.Based on Hirschmann's wartime diaries as well as historical documents, this book includes many photos from his remarkable album depicting life and
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Donald E. Graves, one of Canada's best known military historians, is the -author or editor of 20 books primarily on the War of 1812 and the Second World War. His studies on the battles of Lundy's Lane (Where Right and Glory Lead!) and Crysler's Farm (Field of Glory) are established classics of musket-period warfare.
Paperback is printed on the same high-quality coated paper as the original hardcover.
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Descripción Robin Brass Studio, Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2004. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. 255 pages index biblio prof ill b/w photos - This book gives readers an unusual and authentic insider's view of wartime service in U-boats, based primarily on Werner Hirschmann's diaries, his remarkable photograph album, and historical documents. The author made four combat patrols in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, and included are his experiences on board a destroyer that escorted the "Bismarck" on her last operation, a Mediterranean U-boat patrol, an encounter and escape from American soldiers in the French port of Lorient, and his last patrol to north American waters during which his submarine "U-190" sank a Canadian warship. This illustrated memoir concludes with an appendix featuring never previously published close-up photographs of the Type IXC/40 U-boat. Nº de ref. de la librería 331342