Bergen, Claus-Black and White Drawings. Near Fine. 5 1/4" X 8 1/2" 207 Pages. Tight book with minor cover wear. In the year 1917, when unlimited U-Boat warfare had been declared Captain-lieutenant Rose was assigned the official painter and left for a long voyage on V 53. Rose said that the strongest impression that stayed with him was the spirit of fine and loyal comradeship, the iron bond that united officers and crew in the narrow space of the vessel and cut off from home. They were far out upon an enemy-infested sea, completely self-dependent, beset by a hundred lurking perils and with death always before their eyes, offering their lives in chivalrous combat for the honour of their Fatherland. One for all, and all for one! Such was the supreme law of the U-Boat crews. Thus guided, they set forth, and they returned; and many of the bravest lay united in death in their steel coffins on the ocean-bed. Those who still live have kept faith with that ideal of comradeship; and they have not forgotten their friends. So writes the editor and Claus Bergen. This book is an anthology of 25 U-boat stories from the Great War in 1917.
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