With so many books being published on the subjects of Admiral Donitz and the German U-boat service, readers can be forgiven for wondering if a new addition to the list is really worth buying. This new book certainly is worth the cost and time of acquisition. The author is well-respected for his careful research and incisive writing. As a former merchant Captain, he has an understanding of the Atlantic environment and a natural feeling for all the brave merchant crews who risked their lives to keep Britain supplied with materials, and products of war, fuel, and food,
The capable text is very well-supported by maps and charts through the body of the book. There is also an interesting and informative photo plate section.