Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: Memoirs of a U-Boat RebelFrontline Books #ad - Reinhard ‘teddy’ suhren fired more successful torpedo shots than any other man during the war, many before he even became a U-boat commander. He was one of the lucky third of all U-boat crewmen who survived the war, largely because his abilities led to a senior land-based command. He died in 1984 but interest in his career was revitalized by the discovery of photographs documenting one of his operations in U 564, published with great success in 2004 as U-Boat War Patrol by Lawrence Patterson.
He was also one of the first to publish his reminiscences, his account being typically forthright – its German title, suggesting that although he was decorated with the Oak Leaves, Nasses Eichenlaub, he was always in hot water. Valued for his good humour and ability to lead, his nickname was acquired because he marched like a teddy-bear.
Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel #ad - Despite his refusal to conform to the rigid thought-patterns of National Socialism, his operational successes protected him, and he found himself accepted in the highest circles of power in Germany. He was also the u-boat service’s most irreverent and rebellious commander; his lack of a military bearing was a constant source of friction with higher authority.
Steel Boat Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505Savas Beatie #ad - Hans goebeler is known as the man who “pulled the plug” on U-505 in 1944 to keep his beloved U-boat out of Allied hands. The vivid, honest, and smooth-flowing prose calls it like it was and pulls no punches. U-505 was captured by captain Dan Gallery’s Guadalcanal Task Group 22. 3 on june 4, 1944. It was the first ship captured at sea since the War of 1812! Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors tour U-505 each year at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
Included a special introduction by Keith Gill, Curator of U-505, Museum of Science and Industry. Author hans jacob goebeler served as control room mate aboard U-505. Steel boat, iron hearts' is his no-holds-barred account of service aboard a combat U-boat. Trapped by this “hunter-killer” group, strafed by machine gun fire, U-505 was depth-charged to the surface, and boarded.
Steel Boat Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505 #ad - . He witnessed it all: from deadly sabotage efforts that almost sunk the boat to the tragic suicide of the only U-boat commander who took his life during WWII; from the terror and exhilaration of hunting the enemy, to the seedy brothels of France. He teaches political science and geography at Bainbridge College in Georgia.
Vanzo is a former defense program analyst. He died in 1999, and author John P.
U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth Bluejacket BooksNaval Institute Press #ad - A master in the art of military leadership, Luth was the youngest man to be appointed to the rank of captain and the youngest to become commandant of the German Naval Academy. Jordan vause corrects the long neglect by providing an entertaining and authoritative biography that places the ace in the context of the war at sea.
This new paperback edition includes corrections and additional information collected by the author over the past decade. Nevertheless, his accomplishments were overshadowed by those of other great aces, Kretschmer, such as Prien, and Topp. The publication of this book in hardcover in 1990 marked the first comprehensive study of Luth's life.
U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth Bluejacket Books #ad - At one time or another he operated in almost every theater of the undersea war, and became the second most successful German U-boat ace in World War II, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, sinking more than 220, 000 tons of merchant shipping. An exceptional figure in the history of the german navy, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, Swords, and Diamonds.
Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty DaysFrontline Books #ad - The story of the last world war, as told by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz himself. His memoir covers his early career with submarines in the First World War and follows both his successes and failures through the Second World War, with great detail on the way the U-boat campaign was waged, as told by the man who invented U-boat tactics.
Memoirs Ten Years and Twenty Days #ad - Of particular interest are the comments regarding British and American conduct during the war. An important social document, and an invaluable source for any student of the last war. He became the last führer of germany after hitler's suicide in may 1945 and the book’s subtitle, Ten Years and Twenty Days, is a direct reference to the time Karl Doenitz spent in Spandau Prison having been convicted of war crimes following trial at Nuremberg.
Doenitz includes details of the U-boat campaigns during the Second World War as well as the opinions, ideas and commentary on the period.
Malta Spitfire Pilot: Ten Weeks of Terror, April-June 1942Grub Street Publishing #ad - In the summer of 1942, malta was vulnerable to air attack from the Germans and Italians, and defended by a handful of Spitfires and a few anti-aircraft guns. Denis barnham, a young and inexperienced flight lieutenant, spent ten hectic weeks on this indomitable island; he left a well-ordered English aerodrome for the chaos and disillusionment of Luqa.
An raf fighter pilot’s “intensely vivid” account of the siege of Malta in World War II The Times Literary Supplement. Barnham has written a powerful account of his experiences in Malta, through his departure by air back to England, starting with his trip in an American aircraft carrier through the ceaseless battle and turmoil during the desperate defense of the island, having seen the reinforcements safely landed and the tide of battle turning.
Malta Spitfire Pilot: Ten Weeks of Terror, April-June 1942 #ad - The spitfires were bomb-scarred and battered. With thrilling and terrifying descriptions and illustrations of the air action, this account, told with humor and compassion, is one of the best firsthand accounts of aerial combat ever written. . His task was to engage the overwhelming number of enemy bombers, usually protected by fighter escorts, and shoot down as many as possible.
Oftentimes they could only get two or three in the air together, and the airfields were riddled with bomb craters, but they managed to keep going and make their mark on enemy operations.
Arrival of Eagles: Luftwaffe Landings in Britain 1939-1945Grub Street Publishing #ad - Some got lost; others were brought by defectors; some were lured through electronic countermeasures by the RAF; and others were brought down in unusual circumstances. In some cases, aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. However they arrived, me 109 f and g, fw 190, go 145, all manner of types appeared—He 111, Me 110, Ju 88, Do 217—and all were of great interest to the RAF.
During the second world war, but, as with the famous flight of Rudolf Hess, a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived in the United Kingdom or its coastal waters, not all of them through “conventional” combat circumstances. A fascinating look at german planes that wound up in British territory during World War II, with photos.
Arrival of Eagles: Luftwaffe Landings in Britain 1939-1945 #ad - In arrival of eagles, interviews, an author of numerous books on military aviation examines a selection of such intriguing cases and draws upon his own research, and eyewitness accounts to bring alive these truly unusual accounts, official reports, all richly illustrated with photographs.
The Memoirs of Field-Marshal KesselringSkyhorse Publishing #ad - As commander-in-chief in italy in 1943 to 1944, his brilliant defense of the peninsula became legendary. From one of nazi germany’s most skillful commanders comes one of the great military autobiographies of World War II. Originally a bavarian army officer, he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935 and became Hermann Göring’s deputy, commanding air fleets during the invasion of France and the Battle of Britain.
In his memoirs, kesselring describes his military training, his service in World War I, his work in the Reichswehr, his role in founding of the Luftwaffe, and all aspects of his command in World War II. Including kesselring’s account of his trial and imprisonment for war crimes, these memoirs give a full picture of the whole military experience of one of Germany’s great commanders.
The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Kesselring #ad - In 1941, he was appointed commander-in-Chief South, sharing the direction of the North African campaign with Rommel. In 1945, after the ardennes offensive failed, Kesselring replaced Gerd von Rundstedt as Commander-in-Chief West. Field-marshal albert Kesselring was one of Germany’s most capable military strategists.
U-505Lucknow Books #ad - Gallery boarded and captured a german u-boat at sea in june, 1944—the first american officer to so capture an enemy warship since 1815!U-505 is Admiral Gallery’s own story of his extraordinary feat—and also a gripping narrative of the fierce Allied war against the German U-Boat fleet. Excellent. Chicago tribune“terrific…the first-hand story of Uncle Sam’s U-Boat killers.
Chicago daily News“Brimming with thrills. Philadelphia news“An engrossing tale…Pungent, entertaining, informative. Navy times“a humdinger of a sea story…a highly readable book, trimmed from stem to stern with the writer’s irrepressible sense of humor. Chicago sunday times“excellent in several ways: it provides a fine quick survey of the whole Atlantic war, and, most dramatically, it describes the operation of the German U-boat service, it tells how an American task force under Admiral Gallery achieved the unique feat of capturing a German submarine.
U-505 #ad - Publishers’ weekly“u-505 is one of the war’s most exCITING MEMOIRS. Chicago news“one of the best non-fiction books about World War II. Raleigh news & observer“a first-rate adventure tale…suspense and excitement told with a seaman’s salty zest…excellent reading. Chicago sunday tribune“A masterful job that merits the attention of every lover of sea stories.
Pittsburgh Press. Admiral Daniel V.
Mission Beyond DarknessGordian Books #ad - Bryan iii records in fascinating detail one of the most remarkable missions that place during the war in the Pacific. Rather relying on second-hand accounts byran explains this his work is completely authentic as it “is derived wholly from narratives by the survivors, from statements by officers and men of the Lexington’s company”.
A story of tight going and tricky work that provided aerial miracles in a landing stampede of planes and pilots; the responsibilities of those aboard the carriers; the rescue work of destroyers and escort ships; foul ups and rogue ships; obstacles of dwindling fuel, misunderstood signals … Top among aviation books.
Mission Beyond Darkness #ad - Kirkus reviews“the thrilling story of the closing phase of the First Battle of the Philippines, in which Air Group 16 from the Lexington successfully attacked a number of fleeing Japanese battleships and carriers. Foreign AffairsLieutenant Commander J. When the pilots flew from the carriers of the Task Force 58 they knew they had little hope of returning to their ships.
Given that there was only seventy-five minutes of daylight left, they had little fuel, and they were flying into the middle of the world’s biggest ocean to attack the damaged but still dangerous Japanese fleet, it is little wonder that many of them were pessimistic about their chances. Yet this is exactly what sixty-four men did in the twilight hours of June 19th, 1944.
Not one of the pilots or their crew hesitated as they got into their planes. In civilian life he was a journalist and writer who was born into the influential Bryan family of newspaper publishers and industrialists.
Invasion Diary: A Dramatic Firsthand Account of the Allied Invasion of ItalyOpen Road Media #ad - A dramatic and richly detailed chronicle of the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy from one of America’s greatest war correspondents. Winston churchill famously described the region as the “soft underbelly of Europe, ” and claimed that an invasion would pull German troops from the Eastern Front and help bring a swift end to the war.
. Gen. In compelling and evocative prose, tregaskis depicts the terror and excitement of life on the front lines and recounts his own harrowing brush with death when a chunk of German shrapnel pierced his helmet and shattered his skull. Operation husky brought the island under allied control and hastened the downfall of Benito Mussolini, but more than one hundred thousand German and Italian troops managed to escape across the Strait of Medina.
Invasion Diary: A Dramatic Firsthand Account of the Allied Invasion of Italy #ad - Following the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa, Allied military strategists turned their attention to southern Italy. Mark clark, “a tough old gut. Less than a year after landing with the US Marines on Guadalcanal Island, journalist Richard Tregaskis joined the Allied forces in Sicily and Italy. Invasion diary documents some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, from bombing runs over Rome to the defense of the Salerno beachhead against heavy artillery fire to the fall of Naples.
An invaluable eyewitness account of two of the most crucial campaigns of the second World War and a stirring tribute to the soldiers, and ambulance drivers whose skill and courage carried the Allies to victory, surgeons, nurses, pilots, Invasion Diary is a classic of war reportage and “required reading for all who want to know how armies fight” Library Journal.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard Tregaskis including rare images from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.