by - Snyder, Gerald S.
(The Royal Oak Disaster)
Die Versenkung der Royal Oak durch Günther Prien
1981, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München
Paperback, 317 pages, 41 photos, 5 appendices, 1 map
"The first complete account of the most controversial tragedy in the Royal Navy's History - the Scapa Flow Raid of U-47." Reconstructs the raid from planning stage to execution. Includes many interviews with survivors from both sides. Some good photos. A few technical mistakes in describing the U-boat. (My favorites: stating that the electric motors were used on the surface and the diesels underwater; and that the VIIC carried 4 torpedoes in the stern and one in the bow.) But the interesting part of course is the survivor interviews.