After the war, Werner Hirschmann spent a period in Canada and Britain as a pris-oner of war before being repatriated to Germany. In the 1950s he emigrated to Canada. He lives in Toronto and is an honorary member of the veterans association of those who served on HMCS Equimalt, the Canadian warship his U-boat sank. Donald E. Graves, one of Canadas best known military historians, is the author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books dealing primarily with the Napoleonic period, including the War of 1812, and the Second World War. Click here to visit his website for information on all his books.
"This autobiography is a mixture of memoir & diary & packed with photographs (one clearly shows the youth of U-boat crews at the war's end). It's not Iron Coffins or Das Boot, but it is a very good read and offers a real insight into the men of the closing stages of the war. As such it's a must for U-boat buffs" -- Navy News, October 2011