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Vom Schiffsjungen zum U-Boot-Kommandanten - Kapitänleutnant Karl-Heinz Herbschleb - eine Biographie in Wort und Bild
Born in Eisenach on October 19, 1910, Karl-Heinz Herbschleb, driven by a tremendous yearning, moved directly to seafaring after his schooldays. As a 17 -year-old begins his training in the merchant marine, which have led him on the sailing school ships Grand Duchess Elisabeth and Bremen, the turbine fast steamer Europe and the cargo and passenger steamer Alster from the ship's boy to the helmsman, around the world. The Canary Islands, Brazil, Chile, New York and Japan as well as the notorious circumnavigation of Cape Horn are only a few stops of the sailor's life of Karl-Heinz Herbschleb in merchant shipping. On April 5, 1935 entered the Kriegsmarine, began for Karl-Heinz Herbschleb the training of an officer at sea of the Imperial Navy. He belonged to the crew 34th In addition to theoretical training courses and training at the various naval schools, the training also included many practical uses, the Karl-Heinz Herbschleb of Schleswig-Holstein, on the cruiser Nuremberg the first speedboat flotilla to the submarine weapon led. After his first command as commander of U 21 and commander-student on U 85, he put on April 22, 1942 his beloved U 354 in Flensburg in service. With this boat he undertook as a commander seven enemy trips into the Arctic Ocean, which led him with his boat to the Arctic Circle. At times, the word writer of the 3rd Marine Warfare Company, Zug Tromso, was on board. Also these rare "uncensored" reports, among other things about the cramped life on board, fill a separate chapter of this book. On over 400 pages and with over 600 pictures, the author and eldest son of Karl-Heinz Herbschleb, Axel Herbschleb, describes the fascinating life of his father from his time as a ship's boy in the merchant navy to the end as head of the 7th Company at the Naval Academy Flensburg-Mürvik.The private living conditions of his family in the war, the re-entry into civilian life and the rise of Karl-Heinz Herbschleb in the postwar period from artist to director of an advertising company, are a testimony of particular explosiveness. Fascinating is the seamless image documentation and authentic reporting accompanying all phases of life, which makes this book unique and unique. Hardcover: 432 pages Language: German Size and / or weight: 25.3 x 4 x 31.3 cm
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