The Adventures of the U-202 [NOOK Book]

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The Adventures of the U-202 is a narative of German U-Boat Commander Baron Spiegel Von Und Zu Peckelsheim.

"I was sitting on the conning tower smoking a cigarette. Then the splash of a wave soaked it. I tried to draw...
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Overview

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The Adventures of the U-202 is a narative of German U-Boat Commander Baron Spiegel Von Und Zu Peckelsheim.

"I was sitting on the conning tower smoking a cigarette. Then the splash of a wave soaked it. I tried to draw another puff. It tasted loathsome and frizzled. Then I became angry and threw it away.

I can see my reader’s surprised expression. You had expected to read a serious U-boat story and now such a ridiculous beginning! But I know what I am doing. If I had once thrown myself into the complicated U-boat system and used a bunch of technical terms, this story would be shorter and more quickly read through, but you would not have understood half of it.

Seriousness will come, bitter and pitiable seriousness. In fact, everything is serious which is connected with the life on board a submarine and none of it is funny; although in fact it is the hundred small inconveniences and peculiar conditions on a U-boat which make life on it remarkably characteristic. And in order to bring to the public a closer knowledge concerning the peculiar life on board a U-boat I am writing this story. Good—therefore my log-book! Yes, why should I not make use of it? To this I also wish to add that I not only used my own log-book but also at many places had use of other U-boats’ logs in order to present one or another episode which is worth the while relating. Thus, for example, the story of the many fishing-smacks, which are spoken of in the chapter called “Rich Spoils,” is borrowed, but the happenings in the witch kettle, the adventure with the English bulldog, and also most of the other chapters are my own feathers with which I have adorned this little story. This is the only liberal right of an author which I permit myself. The style of the story from a log-book is simple and convenient, and one buys so willingly such stories. See there two valid reasons for making use of it."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011897795
  • Publisher: WHITE DOG PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 267,224
  • File size: 86 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2011

    Not that great

    I found the style of writing very boring to read. Diary of a U-Boat commander was a much better read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    Excellent Book

    Nothing more to say except that this book is EXCELLENT!

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    An interesting story of a single U-Boat in WW II.

    As a former submarine officer, I found The Adventures of the U-202 interesting, but question some of the technical aspects of the story. Not an exceptionally compelling or exciting story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Entertaining - quick read.

    Disappointed that there were no illustrations, photos, etc. Otherwise, a good summary view of a typical U-Boat sortie.

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Entertaining and Educational

    This is a very short book, but very entertaining. The author catches your attention early on and never lets go. I am fascinated by WWII history, and the first-person account of a German submarine crew is right what I was looking for. Even if you are not into history that much, the stories of the sailors and the challenge of their life is well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    U- Boat story written by the eyes who witnesed it

    World War one U-Boat comander retells an acount of an experience most will Know

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Not a bad read for an almost century old story.

    Interesting for those of us with some military background. A WW I German U-boat Captain tells his interesting , if not somewhat self-serving, story. I was left wishing the good Captain had told us more.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Personal Account of WWI U-Boat Commander- Vivid Description of his Experience

    The U-202 Story offers commander Baron von Peckelsheim's very human account of his strategies, challenges and ethical struggles as he manages his boat amidst a dangerous war. While the story of the "brutal U-Boat War" is oft recounted in English, this is the story of a man on the other side. The U-202 commander is humaine when he can be and concerned about his victims. I was unaware that the Americans placed a mine field from Scotland to Norway in 1200 feet of water (yes it is true). The Baron took his submarine through the minefield, and his description is "hair raising." This is a fun, brief read that submarine fans will love.

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