Verschollen: World War I U-boat Losses
"Until now, finding reliable information on U-boats lost during World War I required fluency in German and a great deal of time. Not only was little information available in English, but German sources were also difficult to track down and provided the barest of facts. Long in the making, this new reference fills the needs of both researchers looking for accounts of lost submarines and readers who enjoy action and adventure stories. It examines in detail each of the 203 U-boats lost during the war. Fluent in German and at home in war archives, Dwight Messimer offers for the first time individual narratives of the men who survived the sinking of their boats, including the dramatic stories of several who escaped from sunken wrecks, and one who managed to bail out as his submarine plunged past the one-hundred-foot mark." "For boats listed as verschollen, or lost without a trace, the author includes available explanations for what happened, and when they conflict he analyzes them for accuracy. Each entry is a freestanding narrative that allows readers to focus on a particular submarine. Researchers will appreciate the convenience of the book's format and its inclusive information. Because Messimer provides the approximate locations of many of the wrecks, amateur and professional salvage divers who want to visit wreckage sites will also find the book useful. Photographs, drawings, and maps further illuminate the record."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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