Another Place, Another Time: A U-boat Officer's Wartime Album

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Naval Institute Press, 2004 - History - 255 pages
Featuring never before published photographs of the Type 1XC/40 U-boats, this war memoir follows the career of an officer in the Kriegsmarine who made four combat patrols in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, including one of the last forays to North American waters in 1945. Starting with his pre-war childhood through his wartime service in the German Navy and post-war life in Canada, the book gives readers an authentic insider's view, based primarily on Hirschmann's wartime diaries, his remarkable photograph album, and historical documents. Included are his experiences on board a destroyer that escorted the Bismarck on her last operation, a Mediterranean U-boat base patrol, an encounter and escape from American soldiers in the French port of Lorient, and his last patrol to North American waters during which his submarine U-190 sank a Canadian warship. This illustrated memoir is a valuable record of the U-boat service and the technical details of the U-boat experience.

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About the author (2004)

Born in D sseldorf in 1923, Werner Hirschmann served in World War II as an engineer officer on U-boats. After his submarine surrendered in 1945, he spent a period in Canada and Britain as a prisoner-of-war before being repatriated to Germany. In the 1950s he emigrated to Canada and pursued a career in the computer business.

A military historian with the Department of National Defence, Canada, Donald E. Graves has published many articles and monographs on warfare in the Napoleonic period, including "Sir William Congreve and the Rocket's Red Glare" (1989). He is the author of "The Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814" (1993) and co-author of "Normandy 1944: The Canadian Summer "(1994). He resides near Almonte, Ontario.

Mulligan is an archivist specializing in captured German records at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

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