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.
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Polish

Zelazne trumny

by Werner, Herbert
(Iron Coffins)
2002, Wydawnictwo Finna Gdynia
ISBN 8391458741
Hardcover, 470 pages, 16 pages of b&w 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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