Wednesday, 4 March 2015

An Excellent WWII Tale

This book delivers an excellent insight into what it was like to serve on one of Germany's U-boats during World War II. The author has written this book in the twilight of his life and as such has a great perspective tempered by time on this part of history.

What really stood out for me was the humility shown by the author and the respect he displays to those that make up his story regardless of what side they fought on. Also the icing on the cake in this story is how the author in his post war life worked hard to bring both sides together so they could respect, remember and celebrate those who did not return.

I also think that the author helps distinguish the difference between the Nazi's and those ordinary Germans that where caught up in the war. It is way too easy to label all those that fought for Germany as Nazi's and it is humbling to be reminded that this was not so. So if you are looking for a great insight into the life as a U-boat sailor this book is a great place to start.

4.5 Stars


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