German

Die Heimfahrt der U-720

by Lehnhoff, Joachim
(The return of U-720)
1956, Kindler-Verlag München
288 pages
In this novel, Germany is on the eve of collapse. A U-boat slips its moorings at night with six frogmen on board. The crew look forward to a perilous journey, while the Captain recognizes the IWO as the man who has seduced his young wife. The main theme is a chance encounter between two young people. Many more characters make up the story line. Scenes on the boat are interspersed with scenes ashore.


Translations of this title include:

French

Sur la tombe des marins ne fleurissent pas les roses

by Lehnhoff, Joachim
(On a sailor's tomb no roses bloom)
1964, Presses de la Cité, Paris
244 pages
In this novel, Germany is on the eve of collapse. A U-boat slips its moorings at night with six frogmen on board. The crew look forward to a perilous journey, while the Captain recognizes the IWO as the man who has seduced his young wife. The main theme is a chance encounter between two young people. Many more characters make up the story line. Scenes on the boat are interspersed with scenes ashore.
 
Spanish

Sobre la tumba del marino no florecen las rosas

by Lehnhoff, Joachim
(The homeward run)
1959, Luis de Caralt
Hardcover, 299 pages
In this novel, Germany is on the eve of collapse. A U-boat slips its moorings at night with six frogmen on board. The crew look forward to a perilous journey, while the Captain recognizes the IWO as the man who has seduced his young wife. The main theme is a chance encounter between two young people. Many more characters make up the story line. Scenes on the boat are interspersed with scenes ashore.
 
English

The Homeward Run

by Lehnhoff, Joachim
1957, Wyman & Sons Ltd
Hardcover, 224 pages
In this novel, Germany is on the eve of collapse. A U-boat slips its moorings at night with six frogmen on board. The crew look forward to a perilous journey, while the Captain recognizes the IWO as the man who has seduced his young wife. The main theme is a chance encounter between two young people. Many more characters make up the story line. Scenes on the boat are interspersed with scenes ashore.
 

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