This book developed on board of the u-boat led by lieutenant commander Günther Prien during the last enterprise, which the unforgotten one lucky terminated. It supplemental by descriptions after the official war diaries Priens and widens in such a way to a comprehensive picture of all war travels of the young hero of Scapa flow.The majority of the pictures is selected under the only, during an enterprise Priens developed photographs, which have survived to us as alive documents. Very good exterior and near fine interior. Boards lightly rubbed, else ok. All pages are complete and tight in the binding. Approx/Measurements: 7-1/2" x 5-1/3" 0.8 lbs. Photo contributions by Kriegsberichter Schiek, Zuber, Tolle and author Frank and Scherl, Hoffmann press service. Background Info about Gunther Prien. U-boat Commands: U-47 17 Dec, 1938 - 7 Mar, 1941 (+) 10 patrols (228 days). Günther Prien joined the Reichsmarine in January 1931 after sailing some years on trade ships.
After a year on the light cruiser Königsberg, he transferred in October 1935 to the U-boot force. In 1938 he was on U-26 under Kptlt. Hartmann patrolling in Spanish waters during the Civil War.
With his own boat U47 he became famous for his 14 October, 1939 sinking of the British battleship HMS Royal Oak in the heavily defended British North Fleet main harbor at Scapa Flow. Churchill himself wrote about this outstanding feat of arms of a German U-boat commander. Prien was the first U-boat commander to win the Knights Cross. Prien's Decorations: 25 Sep, 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class 17 Oct, 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class 18 Oct, 1939 Knights Cross 20 Oct, 1940 Knights Cross with Oak Leaves.
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