German

Die Eisernen Särge

by Werner, Herbert A.
(Iron Coffins)
1998, Heyne Verlag, München
ISBN 3453131711
Paperback, 796 pages
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.


Translations of this title include:

Finnish

Rauta-arkut

by Werner, Herbert A
(Iron Coffins)
Saksalaisen sukellusvenekomentajan muistelmat 1939-1945
2004, Koala
Hardcover, 416 pages, 80 pictures
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.
 
English

Iron Coffins

by Werner, Herbert A.
A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II
2002, Da Capo Press
ISBN 030681160X
Paperback, 388 pages
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.
Note: This long out-of-print book, originally published in 1970, has been re-published. You can order it by clicking on the icon here below!


 
Russian

Stal'nye groby

by Werner, Herbert A.
(Iron Coffins)
2001, ZAO Izdatelstvo CENTRPOLIGRAF
ISBN 5227012458
Hardcower, 474 pages, incut with photos
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.

This is the translation of the American issue of the original book.

 
Spanish

Ataudes de Acero

by Werner, Herbert A.
(Iron Coffins)
1979, Editorial Javier Vergara. Buenos Aires.
Paperback, 347 pages, 5 maps
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.
 
French

Dix-huit secondes pour survivre

by Werner, Herbert A.
(Eighteen seconds to survive)
1970, Robert Laffont, Paris
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.
 
Italian

bare di ferro, Le

by Werner, Herbert A.
(Iron Coffins)
1970, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Hardcover, 440 pages, photos
Herbert A. Werner was the Commander of U-415 and U-953. This book tells the story of his wartime career, including his service on U-557 and U-230 as well as his commands. The description of U-boat life both aboard the ships and ashore is quite detailed, and the book is well written and highly readable. This is not meant to be a work of historical research, but rather an account of personal experiences, and as such is one of the best written on this topic.
 

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