Hardback with pictorial dust jacket, it has burgundy cloth covers with gilt titling on the spine. The text is in good condition, but the boards are slightly marked, also the jacket is torn but there is protective wrapper. It contains a foreword, introductio and black and white illustrations,
This volume is the 1st time a U-Boat commander re-creates the crucial battle of the Atlantic from the German side. Of the 39,000 men who fought in the German U-Boat force in World War II, 38,000 failed to return. Of the 842 U-boats originally launched, 779 were sunk. Herbert Werner was a former U-boat commander whose skill, daring and luck enabled him to tell this amazing tale.
It details the havoc wrought by the U-boat on the Atlantic convoys. But even in the period of crippling losses to allied shipping, the days of the U-boat supremacy were numbered. A convoy protection and U-boat hunting techniques improved, s did the exploits of the U-boats become more hazardous. The author describes in graphic detail how his boat was in turn hunted and crippled and narrowly escaped from becoming just another 'Iron Coffin'.