Auction - August 2021
GUNTHER PRIEN & REINHARD HARDEGEN BOOKS (3)
Three German books about German U-boat commanders Prien and Hardegen.
1) ‘Was War Wirklich Mit Prien (What really happened to Prien) – Dokuments, eyewitness reports and official documents from German and British sources’, Wolfgang Frank and Hans Meckel, Hans Kohler Verlag, Hamburg, 1950. Softcover, 64 pages, 6.5 x 9.5 inches.
2) ‘Prien versenkt acht Schiffe aus einem Geleitzug’ (Prien sinks eight ships from a convoy) Kriegsbucherei Der Deutschen Jugend (War library of the German Youth) Heft 85, Steiniger Verlag, Berlin, 32 pages, 6 x 8 inches, chipped cover, some loss and toning.
3) U-Boat Commander Reinhard Hardegen’s ‘Auf Gefechtsstationen!’ – U-boat in service against England and America. LEIPZIG.’ Boreas – Verlag, Leipzig, 1943. 228 pages, plus an additional 33 pages of photographs, from three pages the photos have been cut out, one page is loose. Covers taped with cello tape, book spine is missing.
The books are written in German.