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Description - Iron Coffins by Herbert A. Werner

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780304353309
ISBN-10: 0304353302
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cassell Military
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 16-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Herbert A. 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 French, eventually to become an American citizen in 1957.