A translation into English of a biography originally published in German in 1983. Teddy Suhren was something of a rebel and got away with it because he was a very effective U-Boat skipper – Much Recommended.
NAME: Teddy Suhren Ace of Aces, Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel FILE: R2671 AUTHOR: Teddy Suhren, Fritz Brustat-Naval, translation to English Frank James PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline books BINDING: soft back PAGES: 248 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, World War 2, U-Boats, North Atlantic, Wolf Packs, submarines, anti-submarine warfare, submarine warfare, naval blockade, sub hunter groups, maritime patrol aircraft, The Gap ISBN: 978-1-52617-359-9 IMAGE: B2671.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y7r93ffb LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A translation into English of a biography originally published in German in 1983. Teddy Suhren was something of a rebel and got away with it because he was a very effective U-Boat skipper – Much Recommended. Amongst U-Boat crews, Teddy Suhren is fondly remembered for his good humour and leadership skills. He was frequently in trouble with the higher authority, by nature a rebel. What allowed him to get away with his rebellious streak, and move in the highest circles in Germany, was his skill as a U-Boat skipper and the significant tonnage he sunk. His autobiography reads well, the humour and rebellious character of Suhren showing through and the translation faithfully executed. The U-Boat war was to see the crews suffer terrible casualties, even in the 'good times' early in the war. Aces did not last very long, many killed, or taken as POWs. Then there was the atmosphere following WWII and the discoveries of the extent of the Nazi mass genocide program. That has combined to make memoirs such as this rare. The publisher deserves great credit for bringing an English language version of the original book to the public. Suhren's was a thrilling military career. He offers a fascinating and rare insider's view of the workings of Hitler's navy. There are many images through the body of the book and most are unique to this autobiography. There are many fresh insights in what is a deeply absorbing story.