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Iron Coffin

A Novel

By Mannock, John
2004, Signet Military Fiction
ISBN 0451211405
Paperback, 383 pages
The book is a fiction

Descripton: Fictional account of U-113 (VIIc) stranded and repaired in Louisiana Bayou. Although fiction, operational accuracy is maintained, boat numbers are taken from non-existent or uncommisioned boats of the correct type. Lots of realistic action and U-boat personnel are treated most faviourably--not as "nazi" or piratical sterotypes. A "fun" read with a wealth of fairly accurate and complicated technical action in replacing U-boat shafts, radio location, hard hat and draeger diving. Author was commercial diver and did considerable research to ensure accuracy of detail (other than fanciful location).

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