First detailed investigation which reveals Loch Eriboll's pivotal role in the surrender of German U-boats to northern Scotland in May, 1945
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David is also the author of A Light in the Wilderness and Cape Wrath - the Penetrable Wilderness.Review:
'The author has assembled a fascinating amount of 'personal recollections' from bith German and Allied people, he looks at the naval escorts involved - 21st Escort Group and the 9th Canadian Escort Group and details every U-boat that visited Loch Eriboll. Most fascinating is the author's selection of 'contemporary information' in the form of extracts from how 'The Scotsman' newspaper saw it. An excellent book covering a significant naval event in the immediate days following the ending of combat against Nazi Germany.' Warships '...well researched book... ...this fascinating book describes how the surrender of the U boat fleet was put in place...' Ships Monthly '...well researched, fact filled and eminently readable account of this mass surrender... David Hird's excellent book highlights a little known period at the end of the war when the "Grey Wolves" were temporary visitors. It comes highly recommended.' The Northern Times '...a highly readable narrative. ... Hird is proving to be an excellent chronicler of modern history of Sutherland and this book is a welcome addition to the literature of the area.' Am Bratach 'This is a book for the U-boat war aficionado. There are inclusions throughout of unusual detail, such as the actual messages exchanged between Donitz and his vanquished boats - - The Grey Wolves of Eriboll offers an interesting view of a brief moment at the end of a long struggle - ' The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord ' - a specialist book for enthusiasts who wish to follow the story of the German submarine fleet to its end in May 1945. In particular, it gives the details of the 33 U-boats that surrendered at Loch Eriboll - ' The Nautical Magazine ' - Containing a wealth of information, the author has clearly meticulously researched hiw work. Historical insights are littered throughout and include the German Surrender Document; detailed descriptions of the construction, service careers and circumstances of each surrendered U-boat - A fascinating read.' Sea Breezes ' - covers the surrender of some 160 German U-boats on active patrol in the North Atlantic in May 1945. - lists and details of each U-boat there are however, diary extracts which underline the extreme bravery and privation endured by the U-boat crews.' The Little Ship
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Book Description Whittles Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111904445322
Book Description Whittles Publishing. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1904445322 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1738570