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Der Kapitan: U-Boat Ace Hans Rose
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Markus Robinson Gertrude J. Robinson
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Der Kapitan: U-Boat Ace Hans Rose

Markus Robinson Gertrude J. Robinson


9781445675602

Amberley Publishing


Biography: historical, political & military;
History;
First World War;
Naval forces & warfare


Hardback

352 pages

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This meticulously researched, carefully documented, and lively biography examines German WWI submarine operations through the eyes of Hans Rose, a top WWI U-Boat commander. In so doing, the authors accomplish for WWI submariners what 'Das Boot' did for their WWII counterparts, not only conveying a visceral sense of life aboard a wartime submarine, but showing the evolution of submarine warfare during that brief time when chivalrous action was still possible. Later chapters provide a window into the dilemmas confronting professional German military officers as their nation spiralled into the abyss of Nazism. Rose became Sea Commander of occupied Norway.

The authors present a balanced and complete portrait of this complex individual. This book is the only time the Rose family has agreed to make Hans Rose's personal papers available to any researcher or biographer.

The authors have also found brand-new information in the naval archives in Germany and the Krupp archives. The fact that Rose sank about 80 ships did not prevent the British from acknowledging his chivalrous attempts to save those in the water.

By:   Markus Robinson, Gertrude J. Robinson
Imprint:   Amberley Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   712g
ISBN:   9781445675602
ISBN 10:   1445675609
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Markus F. Robinson, MEng., McGill University, Montreal, Canada, holds three patents as an inventor. His professional career in computer science in Montreal, San Francisco and Tokyo culminated in responsibilities as vice-president of Engineering. He is the author of numerous technical papers as well as being a fiction writer. Professor Gertrude J. Robinson has held visiting professorships in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Yugoslavia and been a frequent consultant on Unesco initiatives. She has has published 5 books and over 50 articles in major journals. In retirement, she has focused on Germany's political evolution during the interwar period and the life of Hans Rose.


`This meticulously researched, carefully documented and lively biography examines German WWI submarine operations through the eyes of Hans Rose ...not only conveying a visceral sense of life aboard a wartime submarine, but showing the evolution of submarine warfare. Later chapters provide a window into the dilemmas confronting professional German military officers as their nation spiralled into the abyss of Nazism. The authors present a balanced and complete portrait of this complex individual.' -- Donald Chisholm, US Naval War College `It is not often that we are offered insight into the thoughts and feelings of a German officer after WWII. This biography peers into Rose's mind to show what it means to be the enemy in an occupied country. A truly spellbinding read.' -- Tore Pettersen, Norwegian Civil Defence Officer Rtd `The description almost had me tasting salt water and smelling the burning oil -vivid and detailed writing that took someone who has served on the seas back to what must have been horrendous times.' -- Alan Walker, RN Antisubmarine Service Rtd `The authors have compiled a remarkably detailed portrait of Hans Rose's life and character, which is outstanding for the quality of its research and presentation of its results.' -- Peter Monte, Captain German Navy Rtd

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