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The Golden Horseshoe: The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer,U-Boat Ace Hardcover – February 19, 2006
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“…A highly captivating and a fine biography of Germany’s most successful U-boat commander during the Second World War…A fine chronicle of the wartime career of Otto Kretschmer…Highly accessible and a pleasure to read, for a general audience and historians alike.” ― The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Much of the background and naval support is woven between the U-boat actions and highlights Admiral Doenitz, the German commander of all U-Boot operations. There is a comfortable balance between sea action, shore-based activity, and historical information.
Kretschmer becomes the only survivor of the three, but is captured with his crew as U-99 sinks. Their captivity is spelled out in detail which, in my opinion is a bit long. That lost the fifth star. Overall, a great story of WWII U-boat action and history.