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The Resource Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II, Otto Giese and James E. Wise, Jr

Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II, Otto Giese and James E. Wise, Jr

Label
Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II
Title
Shooting the war
Title remainder
the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Otto Giese and James E. Wise, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The war diary of former German naval officer Otto Giese recounts a seafaring career of extraordinary scope. It begins with the dawning of World War II, while the author is a junior officer on board the ocean liner SS Columbus, and continues through his confinement in a British prisoner-of-war camp after the war. Readers will be moved by the author's ability to put a human face on the German experience of the war. The book contains more than 100 Leica-quality photographs, an exceptional assortment taken by Giese throughout his wartime service that offers a unique historical overview. Also included are vivid accounts of the scuttling of the Columbus, furtive blockade running, and the arduous life of the men who served in Germany's fleet of "gray wolves" as they prowled the polar sea and other remote corners of the world. Even with Germany's surrender, the war was far from over for Giese and his comrades, who remained deep in the Malayan jungle until captured by the British and imprisoned in the infamous Changi Jail. Interspersed among tales of hardship and loss are colorful anecdotes that relay joy and camaraderie. Whether it be plots to escape detention at Angel Island, the unlikely processing of German seamen at Ellis Island, or a stint "policing" guerrilla warfare in the Malayan jungle, the author greets the incongruous moments of war and life with equanimity. At the same time his memoirs offer an unwavering assessment of the dictates of duty
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giese, Otto
Dewey number
  • 940.54/51/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D781
LC item number
.G53 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wise, James E.
Series statement
Bluejacket books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giese, Otto
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sailors
Label
Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II, Otto Giese and James E. Wise, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scuttling of the SS Columbus, 1939 -- Homeward bound with the blockade-runner Anneliese Essberger, November 1940 -- December 1941 -- With the gray wolves in the Polar Sea, 1941-43 -- Final years, 1943-47 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm28583612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781557503077
Lccn
93021242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28583612
Label
Shooting the war : the memoir and photographs of a U-boat officer in World War II, Otto Giese and James E. Wise, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scuttling of the SS Columbus, 1939 -- Homeward bound with the blockade-runner Anneliese Essberger, November 1940 -- December 1941 -- With the gray wolves in the Polar Sea, 1941-43 -- Final years, 1943-47 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm28583612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781557503077
Lccn
93021242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)28583612

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