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Many claim all who served in the U-Bootwaffe were volunteers. Not true. “…after he was compulsorily transferred to the U-Boat arm in 1940, Hirschfeld began to keep a diary…”

Source: Hirschfeld: The Story of a U-Boat NCO 1940-1946 by Geoffrey Brooks & Wolfgang Hirschfeld

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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