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Lone wolf : the life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke, Timothy P. Mulligan

Label
Lone wolf : the life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke
Title
Lone wolf
Title remainder
the life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke
Statement of responsibility
Timothy P. Mulligan
Title variation
Life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book relates the life - and death - of the rebel German seaman who became one of the most successful U-Boat commanders of World War II. The story of Werner Henke - and a narrative outlining the history of his boat, U-515, and its crew - forms the basis for a biography of a man who defies the stereotypes of German character, who never fit in as a career officer in the German Navy, but who chose a suicidal death in acceptance of the code of the military service whose rules he continually bent and broke. Though the story Mulligan relates is engrossing and action-packed, it is also a carefully documented study that breaks new ground in uncovering the sociological background of Henke and his crew; in short, it is a study in German history as well as a biography of a U-Boat commander. Examining the backgrounds and attitudes of the crew - including their views on Hitler and the treatment of the Jews - Mulligan sheds new light on the men who constituted an elite in Hitler's Wehrmacht. The story of U-515 is also closely correlated to the overall conduct of the U-Boat war, including assessments of Karl Donitz's strategy, the influence of technological innovations, and the contributions of Allied signal intelligence. Henke's confrontation with the Gestapo and a detailed account of the sinking of the passenger liner Ceramic further add to the story, revealing the complex reality behind an image too long dominated by propaganda stereotypes
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulligan, Timothy
Dewey number
  • 940.54/5943/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D781.H46
LC item number
M85 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henke, Werner
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Submarine captains
  • Germany
Label
Lone wolf : the life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke, Timothy P. Mulligan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-240) and index
Contents
Appendix 1: The place of Henke in the U-boat war -- Appendix 2: Sinkings by U-515
Control code
ocm27432188
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 247 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780275936778
Lccn
93020128
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 115821
  • (OCoLC)27432188
Label
Lone wolf : the life and death of U-boat ace Werner Henke, Timothy P. Mulligan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-240) and index
Contents
Appendix 1: The place of Henke in the U-boat war -- Appendix 2: Sinkings by U-515
Control code
ocm27432188
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 247 p., [12] p. of plates
Isbn
9780275936778
Lccn
93020128
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 115821
  • (OCoLC)27432188

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