Название: No Ordinary War: The Eventful Career of U-604 Автор: Christian Prag Издательство: Seaforth Publishing Год: 2009 Формат: PDF (Conv) Страниц: 231 Размер: 15 Mb Язык: English
Using the official war diary and the eyewitness testimony of survivors this book weaves a detailed but vivid tapestry of life and action during some of the fiercest convoy battles of the Atlantic war. Often counter-attacked, but seeming to bear a charmed life, U-604 had her successes, including inflicting the largest single loss of US mercantile personnel in one attack. However, the drama of her career pales alongside the epic story of her loss. After repeated bombing by American aircraft, H?ltring, the boat's CO, organised an amazing rescue attempt by two other U-boats and finally scuttled U-604. This rescue itself went badly wrong, leading to the loss of one more U-boat and H?ltring's suicide in controversial circumstances.