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U-Boat War Patrol: The Hidden Photographic Diary of U-564

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This book is unique in that it charts a complete history of a single patrol and provides a new insight into life aboard through the successes and trials of U-564. Photographed during the summer of 1942 by an onboard war correspondent they show a U-Boat in action in the Atlantic and Caribbean, as the Kriegsmarine teetered on the verge of what turned out to be its ultimate d ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 19th 2006 by Greenhill Books (first published 2004)
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JD
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book that centers around the sixth war patrol of U-564 under the command of Reinhard "Teddy" Suhren (this was also Suhren's last war patrol). The book gives good background on Suhren and the men serving under him on the boat, and then gives great detail about the whole patrol of U-564. A German propaganda journalist went with them on this specific patrol and the accompanying photographs are excellent. They and the book gives a very good glimpse on what life must have been like on ...more
Themistocles
Jul 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read. What started as a shoebox full of photos turned into research and a detailed history of a u-boat patrol, full of small details and (of course) the photos themselves. A great read.
Wellyn
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
excellent book on what it was like to serve on a u-boat..
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Born and raised in New Zealand, but now living in southern Italy. I've been interested in history, particularly WW2 history, since I can remember.