The Wolf

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The Wolf

Post by RF » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:22 am

I have recently come across a book entitled ''The Wolf'' by Richard Guilliatt and Peter Hohnen, published by Bantam Press, covering in very great detail the epic cruise of the WW1 hilfskreuzer. It is a very well researched and readable book that took five years to compile, complete with crew and prisoner lists. Highly recommended.
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Re: The Wolf

Post by Gary » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:19 pm

Hi RF.

It certainly looks/sounds a good book.
After dropping a subtle hint or two I'm hoping Santa Claus will bring me a copy :wink:
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Re: The Wolf

Post by RF » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:12 am

Hello Gary, and Christmabs greetings to you. Glad you like the book, and may Santa find you a copy from his Grotto.
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Re: The Wolf

Post by Gary » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:09 am

Good old Santa - He brought me the Wolf book :dance:
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Re: The Wolf

Post by RF » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:23 am

Enjoy the book and don't forget to avoid anything called Hitachi Maru if go on a holiday cruise.......
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Re: The Wolf

Post by Gary » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:26 pm

Well I've nearly finished the book, Wolf has returned to Germany and the Igotz Mendi has just ran aground off Denmark.
I found it heart rendering that the Japanese Captain of the HITACHI MARU felt compelled to commit suicide by jumping overbaord.
He had felt deep shame and guilt over his ships capture and blamed his crews predicament upon himself
RIP to the Poor man
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Re: The Wolf

Post by RF » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:22 pm

Well, at least he was prepared to accept a personal responsibility for that ships' fate - more than what some Japanese leaders a generation later were prepared to accept.

Incidently I have now seen this book in my local public library - a good read.
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