The Golden Horseshoeby Robertson, Terence
2000, Tempus Publishing Ltd.
Paperback, 192 pages, 23 b&w photographs
Covers Kretschmer's career in the U-boat arm and as a prisoner of war in England and Canada. Later re-issued under the title Night Raider of the Atlantic. First published 1955.
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|9||"Captain Otto Kretschmer, the German Navy´s greatest ´ace, who caused more destruction on the High Seas than any other commander of any nation in any war."||Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perieré, commander of of U-35 and U-139 in the First World War, sank more ships and more tonnage than Kretschmer.|
|14||"...Germany´s leading U-boat ´ace' of the First World War, Captain Karl Dönitz, from the cruiser Emden..."||The leading ´ace´of course was Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perieré. Dönitz himself sank two ships.|
|17||"...Kretschmer and the First Lieutenant, U. Schnee..."||Should be A. Schnee instead of U. Adalbert Schnee.|
|19||On Adalbert Schnee: "He became a wartime ´ace´ as commander of U-66 and U-200 with 198,000 tons to his credit."||Schnee never served aboard either of those boats, and his wartime credit is 98,565 tons sunk along with 28,820 tons damaged.|
|33||"On February 12th, 1940, U-23 sailed from Kiel on her eight wartime trip."||U-23 sailed from Wilhelmshaven on the 9th.|