The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George-Günther Von Forstner

Narrated By: Sue Anderson

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping. The 1917 translation of Forstner's journal into English was unquestionably intended to bolster the Allied war effort. In the foreword, the translator states: "Nothing at the present day has aroused such fear as this invisible enemy, nor has anything outraged the civilized world like the tragedies caused by the German submarines."

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