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Steel Boats, Iron Hearts
The Wartime Saga of Hans Goebeler and the U-505
By Goebeler, Hans Jacob
Descripton: The personal wartime memoirs of Hans Goebeler, "The Man Who Pulled the Plug on U-505." This book is one of the few accounts of U-boat life and warfare from the perspective of an enlisted man. It contains many fascinating stories, including chapters on sabotage in Lorient, the suicide at sea of their skipper, bombing raids, sinking ships, etc. This volume has been privately published by Hans' widow, Erika. A mass market version will probably be published next year. This limited first edition is Hans' uncensored account of his war years.
The book can be ordered by sending $36 ($34 for the book plus $2 for shipping/handling in the United States) to Historic Mugs, P.O.Box 135, Holder, FL 34445
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From the uboat.net review: Hans Goebeler, the man perhaps most famous for “pulling the plug” on the German U-boat U-505 on June 4, 1944 in an attempt to scuttle the boat, has published his memoirs with the help of John P. Vanzo. This is almost the only accont I’ve see ...
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U-boats of WWII. U-505