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WilhelmSchulz.
07-13-2007, 02:36 AM
Quoted from Subsim thread.

Its set in WWI not WWII, but it seems the u-boat technology didn't change that much between the wars - but anti-submarine technology and techniques were much less developed.

The book is basically a journal of a german u-boat officer (who commanded his own underseeboat by the end). His journal was confiscated when he surrended his u-boat at the end of the war, and at some point it was published as a book.

It gives some very interesting insights into life aboard a u-boat, tactics and the general horror of war. At the start of the book the author looked down his nose at the enlisted men, and he was absolutely convinced of german superiority over the british and he expected a swift german victory.

By the end of the war his outlook had completely changed.

Anyway, its a very good read, and its not too long - 144 pages according to MS Word

Heres the link.
The Diary of a U-boat Commander by Anonymous (http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7947)

Edit: At the bottom are the text coppies.

WilhelmSchulz.
07-13-2007, 02:36 AM
Quoted from Subsim thread.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Its set in WWI not WWII, but it seems the u-boat technology didn't change that much between the wars - but anti-submarine technology and techniques were much less developed.

The book is basically a journal of a german u-boat officer (who commanded his own underseeboat by the end). His journal was confiscated when he surrended his u-boat at the end of the war, and at some point it was published as a book.

It gives some very interesting insights into life aboard a u-boat, tactics and the general horror of war. At the start of the book the author looked down his nose at the enlisted men, and he was absolutely convinced of german superiority over the british and he expected a swift german victory.

By the end of the war his outlook had completely changed.

Anyway, its a very good read, and its not too long - 144 pages according to MS Word </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heres the link.
The Diary of a U-boat Commander by Anonymous (http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7947)

Edit: At the bottom are the text coppies.

Celeon999
07-13-2007, 03:53 AM
Is this a audio e-book ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-13-2007, 04:09 AM
oops! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif
At the bottom of the page are the text coppies.

VikingGrandad
07-13-2007, 09:59 AM
Looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Is this a audio e-book ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As WS says the text files are at the bottom of the page. Just to explain the different formats:

Plucker - this is for Palm Pilots and smartphones (with the Plucker software installed)

HTML - this version is in web page format and can be read in a web browser

Plain text - I don't think it matters too much which version, but if you're in the US try the 'us-ascii', if not try the 'iso-8859-1'

MP3 is of course an audio version.

gsc67
07-13-2007, 02:55 PM
What a fantastic read !! Bravo ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif