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Fips (Kindle)

Legendary U-Boat Commander

Maritime 1914 The Great War at Sea Military

By Geoffrey Brooks
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 16.9 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781473804531
eBook Released: 1st August 2007


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Weuner Fürbringer (Fips) became one of the most successful U-Boat commanders in WW1 through a blend of skill, daring and, by his own typically modest admission, sheer luck. This vivid memoir, never before published in English, makes compelling reading.This is an inspiring and chivalrous story; it is ironic then that, when finally sunk by the Royal Navy off the East Coast of England, Fips was machine-gunned in the water, contrary to repeated Government denials of such behaviour.

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About Geoffrey Brooks

Geoffrey Brooks is an experienced author, researcher and historian. He translated and edited Hirschfeld - The Secret Diary of a U-Boat NCO and Fips - Legendary U-Boat Commander 1915-18. He is the author of Hitler's Nuclear Weapons. He currently lives in South America.

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