An Operational Necessity

by - Griffin, Gwyn
1999, Harvill Press
ISBN 186046596X
Paperback, 416 pages
This book deals with the subject of the U-852 (U-996 in the book) which sank a ship and then fired on the wreckage killing many of the ship's crew. The book covers this incident, the later sinking of the U-boat, and the war crimes trial but in novel form with fictional crew members. The title comes from the claim that destroying the wreckage was an "operational necessity" to avoid Allied aircraft. Originally published 1967.




Translations of this title include:

Ley de Guerra

by - Griffin, Gwyn
(Law of war)
1971, Editorial Bruguera
ISBN 995188
662 pages
This book deals with the subject of the U-852 (U-996 in the book) which sank a ship and then fired on the wreckage killing many of the ship's crew. The book covers this incident, the later sinking of the U-boat, and the war crimes trial but in novel form with fictional crew members. The title comes from the claim that destroying the wreckage was an "operational necessity" to avoid Allied aircraft.

 


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