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2016 NEW BOOKS
THE GERMAN U-BOAT BASE AT LORIENT FRANCE: AUGUST 1942-AUGUST 1943:
Vol. 3
Luc Braeuer
• The story of the Lorient based U-boats continues with expanding attacks throughout the Atlantic
• Discusses the move into Type IX U-boats and special missions
• Illustrated with over 600 exceptional war-era photographs as well as maps and plans
Volume three (of a four-volume series) reveals the fate of the ninety-twoGermanU-boats that passed through
Lorient fromAugust 1942 to August 1943. FromOctober 1942, Type IXU-boats leftLorient for distant seas
beyond the SouthAfricanCape and succeeded in sinking three times as many ships as those that attacked the
North Atlantic convoys! This book also details the terrible effects of the massive Allied bombardments on
both the base and town during the followingmonths and discusses Allied progress in anti-U-boat techniques
and armaments that forced the U-boats to abandon theNorth Atlantic at the end of May 1943 and the Allied
offensive seeking to destroy German U-boats in transit in the Gulf of Gascony. This work is illustrated with
over 600 exceptional war-era photographs as well as maps and plans. A unique color section presents the
remains, documents, and memories relating to the presence of the U-boats in Lorient.
Luc Braeuer
, born in Paris in 1970, is an information engineer and officer in the reserve. He has published
twenty-six books on the ports of Brest, Lorient, and Saint-Nazaire. Specializing in German submarines in
France, he is the French correspondent for the U-Boat Archive, Cuxhaven.
Size: 9" x 12" • 624 color and b/w images • 176pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4832-7 • hard cover • $45.00
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GERMAN U-BOAT ACE PETER CREMER:
The Patrols of U-333 in World War II
Luc Braeuer
• The amazing story of U-333 commander Peter Cremer, nicknamed “Ali Wreck” then “Unsinkable Ali”
• Biography, illustrated with 200 exceptional photos, and detailed maps
• The legendary Cremer sank shipping, and destroyed aircraft and even tanks in WWII!
This is the amazing story of legendaryWWII U-boat commander, andKnight’s Cross recipient, Peter Cremer.
Cremer was appointed commander of U-333, a type VIIC submarine with a close-knit crew. During his
first North Atlantic patrol the U-333 sank three ships; unfortunately, his third victimwas actually a German
blockade-runner. Cremer was acquitted before a court martial. During his second patrol, the U-333 was
rammed by an Allied tanker before reaching American shores. His later patrols were equally amazing. In
April 1945, Cremer was ordered to take command of a panzer unit, Marine-Panzer-Vernichtungsbataillon,
that was creditedwith destroying twenty-four tanks! Cremer ended the war as head of Grossadmiral Dönitz’s
security battalion.This biography details all WWII patrols by U-333 and features over 200 images andmaps.
LucBraeuer
, born inParis in 1970, is a computer engineer and officerin the reserve. Specializing inGerman
submarines in France, he is theFrench correspondent for theU-Boat Archive, Cuxhaven. With his brother,he
created three WWII museums in France.
Size: 9" x 12" • 215 color and b/w images • 80pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5071-9 • hard cover • $29.99
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