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Iron Coffins
Herbert Werner

Classification : Military Studies
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 384
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304353309
Price : 599

About the book
This is a story of triumph, disaster and eventual survival ' against all odds. Herbert Werner was one of the few U-boat commanders whose skill, daring and incredible luck saw him safely through to the end of the war. His is an epic and chilling description of the fearful havoc wrought by one small U-boat on the Atlantic convoys. But easy success ebbed away in the face of ever-improving Allied detection and attack techniques. The hunters became the prey, to suffer appalling losses. Of 842 U-boats launched 779 were sunk, 'iron-coffins' to 28,000 men. Herbert Werner's graphic account of war waged from beneath the sea, of horror and cold, cruel death, is dedicated to the seamen of all nations who died in the Battle of the Atlantic

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Herbert Werner
Herbert A Werner was born in 1920. He joined the German Navy in 1939, and the U-boats in 1941, taking up his first command in 1943. He survived the war, was interned by the Americans, British and Fr...(+)