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Iron coffins : a personal account of the German U-boat battles of World War II

Author: Herbert A Werner
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Because I was one of the few U-boat commanders who fought through most of the war and who managed to survive, I felt it was my duty to my fallen comrades to set the record straight. Very much to the point, duty was the first and last word in the lexicon of the U-boat men; and, remarks to the contrary notwithstanding, we did our duty with a correct gallantry unsurpassed in any branch of service on either side. We  Read more...
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Werner, Herbert A.
Iron coffins.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1969]
(OCoLC)566157687
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert A Werner
ISBN: 0030813220 9780030813221
OCLC Number: 26135
Notes: Donations in memory of Loinel V. Patenaude.
Description: xviii, 329 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Capt. Edward L. Beach, USN (Ret.) --
Introduction --
Part one : Years of glory --
Part two : Above us, hell --
Part three : Disaster and defeat --
Epilogue --
Appendices. U-boat losses, 1939-1945 --
Balance sheet of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Responsibility: by Herbert A. Werner.

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Because I was one of the few U-boat commanders who fought through most of the war and who managed to survive, I felt it was my duty to my fallen comrades to set the record straight. Very much to the point, duty was the first and last word in the lexicon of the U-boat men; and, remarks to the contrary notwithstanding, we did our duty with a correct gallantry unsurpassed in any branch of service on either side. We were soldiers and patriots, no more and no less, and in our dedication to our lost cause we died in appalling numbers. But the great tragedy of the U-boat Force was not merely that so many good men perished; it was also that so many of our lives were squandered on inadequate equipment and by the unconscionable policies of U-boat Headquarters. - p. [xiii].

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