The Commander Interviews
Listen to the Commanders in their own words!
6 audio tapes in which he talks about his pre-war training, his war at sea and he also shares with us some amusing points from POW camp. The total length of these tapes is 16 min 47 sec. New! one video tape of him talking about the myth of the "Happy Times"
Today Erich Topp (wartime commander of U-552) is a man with a sharp mind, strong handshake, and piercing blue eyes.
Hardegen describes how he came to the U-boat Corps, his wartime and post war experiences. One tape 8 min 4 sec in length.
Enjoy these recordings! And let us know what you think of them. Depending on response, Ames may offer more excerpts later. You will need the RealAudio3 player to hear them. They should play without interruption with a modem. Those with slower connections may have an occaisional pause.