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Iron Coffins

A Personal Account of the German U-Boat Battles of World War II

By Werner, Herbert A.
2002, Da Capo Press
ISBN 030681160X
Paperback, 388 pages

Descripton: 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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- This book has been translated from another language.
- Translated into Polish as Zelazne trumny

From the review: This is one of the very best personal accounts of the U-boat war of World War Two. The author was commander of 2 U-boats (U-415 and U-953) and spent most of the war at sea surviving longer than most of his less fortunate comrades. This is a very ...
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U-boats of WWII. U-230
U-boats of WWII. U-415
U-boats of WWII. U-557
U-boats of WWII. U-953
U-boat Commanders of WWII. Werner

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