Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner

Naval and military history books, recent releases, magazines, related documents, articles, etc.
Electron
Junior Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:11 pm
Location: near London,England

Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner

Postby Electron » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:41 pm

I have read this book twice now,the second time i read it i cross referenced with Uboat.com and while it is broadly accurate in places in other bits it does stretch credibilty at best at worse it just is not "factual",has anyone else read this book?did you take it as "his" story,the thing was for me that although he DID have some hairy moments the thing that actually stood out was when i looked at his boats historys when he was on them was just how oddly lucky and safe his time appears to have been,for instance he sunk very few ships and seems to have avoided a lot of anti-u boat attacks by the Allies when HE was onboard [according to the records],..Although i still think its a good story i only like to read non-fiction so was a little disapointed when i had done a little research.

Gerard Heimann
Supporter
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:30 pm
Location: Bay Shore, NY, USA

Re: Iron Coffins by Herbert Werner

Postby Gerard Heimann » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:29 pm

This issue has been discussed at soome length at uboat.net and the consensus was that soem of the actions as represented by Mr. Werner are not supported by naval records. Nevertheless, it was a good read and despite the inconsistencies, it was a good portrayal of the service.

Gerard


Return to “Books and Reference”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest