1. German raiders In NZ Waters 1917-1941. 2. U 862 and her crew. 3. U-boats in the Indian Ocean. 4. U-boats as Blockade Runners. 5. U 862 to the Far East. 6. U 862 leaves for Australia. 7. U 862 leaves for New Zealand. 8. Gisborne harbour during World War Two. 9. U 862 enters Gisborne harbour. 10. Napier harbour during World War Two. 11. U 862 enters Hawkes Bay. 12. U 862 returns to the Far East. 13. Repatriation to Germany. 14. Interviews.
The author, Gerald Shone, was born in Gisborne in 1947 and trained as a medical laboratory technologist at Gisborne's Cook Hospital. After qualifying, he worked in Nauru and Kiribati where he spoke to many people who had witnessed first-hand the Japanese invasion of their lands during WWII. During his time in the Pacific Islands he became interested in studying the Pacific War in greater detail.