…mesmerizing from the first to the last page…the bombing scenes of Berlin by the Allies are terrifying…

Several Germans who were young teenagers in Nazi Germany, read the manuscript for accuracy. some years ago. One of them had been in a bomb shelter during a bombing raid on Berlin and told me I had perfectly captured what it was like


The paperback cover of An Honorable German by Charles McCain

“A gripping and eye-opening novel . . .Booklist:

“Truly superb storytelling, crisp prose, and an amazing knowledge of German naval customs, history, and traditions make this an outstanding read.”  Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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In the novel, there are four chapters aboard U-114, commanded by the main character, who is the honorable German of the title. (U-114 was never built).


The Battle of the North Atlantic is the Name of the Campaign Against German U-Boats Sinking Allied Merchant Ships. We won.


Sinking of German submarine U-175, April 1943. The submarine was sunk off south-west of Ireland by USCGC Spencer (WPG-36) on April 17, 1943. Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter USCGC SPENCER watch the explosion of a depth charge which blasted a Nazi U-Boat’s hope of breaking into the center of a large convoy. Photograph and caption by USCG. From the US National Archives.


German U-boat, U-118, attacked and sunk by aircraft from USS Bogue (ACV-9), June 12, 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.