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By Vause, Jordan
Descripton: "A balanced examination of the image of a U-Boat skipper. Whilst it may be criticised by some, this book is a valuable contribution to the published works of the U-Bootwaffe. Its value lies in the fact that the differing views of several living U-Boat officers, are discussed, not merely comments from those no longer able to respond."
Includes larger sections on Jürgen Oesten, Wolfgang Lüth, Victor Oehrn, Erich Topp, Karl-Friedrich Merten, Herbert Werner, and Karl Dönitz. Günther Prien, Joachim Schepke, and Otto Kretschmer are mentioned briefly, as are Oskar Kusch and Horst Bredow of the U-boot-Archiv.
- This book has been translated into other languages.
From the uboat.net review: Although the title of this book calls up an image commonly applied to U-boat commanders, the author's purpose is to show that this image, in common with all other images associated with the U-boat man, does not stand up to close scrutiny. His goal i ...