Hirschfeld: The Story of a U-Boat NCO, 1940-1946 :: Wolfgang Hirschfeld as told to Geoffrey Brooks soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Leo Cooper, 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Cutaways; Appendices ;
From the cover: Whilst there have been many memoirs written by U-boat commanders of the Second World War, a book such as this, based upon the diaries of a senior Petty Officer telegraphist, written in real time is something very special.
Wolfgang Hirschfeld, whose diaries Geoffrey Brooks has translated, is a born story teller. The principal chapters describe his experiences during six war patrols in U-109, in which he served as the senior telegraphist. His is a tale which covers the whole kaleidoscope of emotions shared by men at war a story of immense courage and fortitude, of remarkable comradeship born of the dangers, frustrations and privations shared and of tran…
Introduction by: Jak P. Mallmann-Showell
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper tanned on the verso, a decent copy otherwise.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 253 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
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