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OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/9/2012 10:07:33 PM   
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Recommendation to read "Iron Coffins" by Werner

When I started WiTP, I knew essentially nothing about submarine warfare during WW2. Ten books later, I am much more informed and have come to really enjoy this aspect of the game.

For those who are even vaguely interested in the efficacy of 1943 Allied ASW, this is chilling personal account of one of the very few survivors in the Atlantic. A great companion read to O’Kane’s “Wahoo” and “Clear the Bridge” to compare and contrast similarly competent commanders operating on opposite sides and in different theaters. Like all personal accounts, it is at best only half the story, but what a compelling story it is….
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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/10/2012 12:07:25 AM   
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Yes a very good book from a personal point of view

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/11/2012 10:42:06 AM   
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Ugh. I would have hated to serve in a sub in WW2. I'm just thinking of all the depth charges.

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/11/2012 10:56:46 AM   
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Good lord I feel old, I read that book in the 8th grade, over 40 years ago.

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/11/2012 2:50:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Halsey

Good lord I feel old, I read that book in the 8th grade, over 40 years ago.



Same here..IPS school 60 or 79 at the time..

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/12/2012 5:11:15 PM   
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Great Book!


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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/12/2012 7:32:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Halsey

Good lord I feel old, I read that book in the 8th grade, over 40 years ago.

Hah,

I may have read it in 8th grade too, but have just completely forgotten it due to the immense passage of time...One of the joys of the effects of age on the brain, the ability to enjoy the experience as if it were new again....

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/12/2012 8:50:34 PM   
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Wirraway Ace, I'm there too. How do you keep track of passwords? Also, so far I've gotten one Wirraway to deliver one bomb to a ship. Any secrets? Don't worry about telling me a secret, I won't remember it anyway.





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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/12/2012 11:10:19 PM   
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Wirraway Ace, I'm there too. How do you keep track of passwords? Also, so far I've gotten one Wirraway to deliver one bomb to a ship. Any secrets? Don't worry about telling me a secret, I won't remember it anyway.





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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/13/2012 8:36:09 PM   
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That might happen by 1948..... and then again... it might never happen.

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/13/2012 10:52:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Halsey

Good lord I feel old, I read that book in the 8th grade, over 40 years ago.



Join the club....only for me it was Hans Rudels "Stuka pilot"

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/13/2012 10:56:51 PM   
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Hi all,

I wholeheartedly also recommend the following novel:


Sharks and Little Fish
by Wolfgang Ott


http://www.amazon.com/Sharks-Little-Fish-Wolfgang-Ott/dp/0345303903/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331675715&sr=1-2


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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/13/2012 11:31:34 PM   
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Iron Coffins is one of my favorite books,

At the moment, I am reading: Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian W. Toll
it is quite interesting and detailed

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/14/2012 9:03:40 PM   
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I found the discourse on King to be interesting, in short I've read very few reviews of King's style and personality that were positive, Toll's one is at least somewhat positive!

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/14/2012 9:07:34 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Nikademus


quote:

ORIGINAL: Halsey

Good lord I feel old, I read that book in the 8th grade, over 40 years ago.



Join the club....only for me it was Hans Rudels "Stuka pilot"


Kamikaze, Yasuo Kuwahara. Also 8th grade, 1973.

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RE: OT - "Iron Coffins" by Werner - 3/14/2012 9:27:55 PM   
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Back in the late '60s or early '70s Bantam Books published paperback editions of a lot of the classic WW2 books. I remember reading a few back when I was in grade school.

There is a discussion of some of these on this link:

http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/books-films-tv-radio/15657-bantam-books-war-series.html

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