U-Boot im Focus

For years enthusiasts bemoaned the absence of a specialized publication about German submarines in the Second World War, and in 2007 our publishing company began such a series, titled U-Boot im Focus.

 

With the support of archives, private collectors and well-known experts in the field, the series is issued three times per year. Most of the photos that illustrate each edition have never before been published, and they are supplemented by informative captions and well-researched articles on all aspects of U-boat operations. The focus of our articles is on lesser-known facts and events. Each edition therefore offers the reader exclusive reading material and unique illustrations. The illustrations are of generous size and the highest quality, printed on glossy paper.

 

Each edition contains 50 pages, with about 60 photos including several in colour, plus 2 to 3 colour side-views and drawings of conning towers.

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-41-8

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 17

50 pages with 51 photos - thereof 1 in colour, 3 coloured emblems, 1 coloured document, 2 coloured conning tower frontviews, 4 coloured maps, Readers Forum

 

• Commanders: Kptlt. Friedrich Guggenberger, Kptlt. Helmut Rosenbaum,Kptlt. Heinrich Schonder, Kptlt. Fritz Frauenheim,Kptlt. Werner Kraus, Oblt.(Ing.) Erich Zürn

• Reader’s Forum: The Spanish Cross for SubmarinersU-393 – The Experimental Boat of Testing Group Sultan

• Background: “Wind Strength 11 – We’re Linking up with the Convoy!”

• Conning Towers: U-67 – An Early Type IX C Boat with an Unusual Camouflage Scheme

• Boat in Focus: Into Combat with the Queen of Hearts - An Outline of the Operations by the Early Type IX C Boat U-126

• Unusual: The U-Boat War Badge on an Underwear Pullover

• Documents: An Invitation from the Commander of a Milk Cow

• Fates: Sunk Twice for Reasons other than Enemy Action - The Fate of the Luckless Boat U-1234

• U-Tanker: The Doctor Comes Aboard

 

as well as several photos of U-59, U-108 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-37-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 16

50 pages with 66 photos - thereof 10 in colour, 1 coloured document, 1 coloured conning tower frontviews, 3 coloured emblems, 2 coloured maps, Readers Forum

 

• Boat in Focus: Photo Supplement – Operations by U-481 in the Gulf of Finland

• Unusual: Signs for smokers and "fresh air-catchers"

• Photos with a Story:  U-995 Then and Now  -  How original is the museum boat in Laboe?

• Scenery: Coastal Convoy

• Boat in Focus: U-393 – The Experimental Boat of Testing Group Sultan

• Unusual: A Submariner Takes a Bath at Sea

• Documents: A Submariner’s Role Card

• Color Photos: Italian Submarine Flying the Reich War Flag

 

as well as several photos of U-387, U-19, U-576, U-37, U-168 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-35-7

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 15

58 pages with 63 photos - thereof 13 in colour, 1 coloured document, 1 coloured conning tower sideview, 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 3 maps, Readers Forum

 

• Unusual: The Commander Lends a Hand

• Boat in Focus: U-84 – The Story of a Boat Patrols off Newfoundland, America and in the Caribbean

• Documents: The Krupp Germaniawerft AG’s Knight’s Cross Certificate

• Conning Towers: U-431 – One-Off Camouflage Scheme in the Mediterranean

• Fates: The Last Photos and the Last Voyage of Kptlt. Schepke (U-100)

• Photos with a Story: U-Boat Code Names in the Bases at St. Nazaire and La Pallice

• Scenery: A Look into the Conning Tower

• Cap Badges: U-50’s Big “Whale” Cap Badge

• Interior Shots: U-109

 

as well as photos of U-437, U-561, U-65, U-237 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-33-3 

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 14

56 pages with 53 photos - thereof 3 in colour, 1 coloured document, 2 coloured conning tower sideviews, 1 coloured boat-sideview, 3 maps Readers Forum

 

• Unusual: The Spanish Cross for Submariners

• Boat in Focus: Gulf of Finland Area of Operations – Actions by U-481 in the Eastern Baltic

• Pennants: Aircraft Shot Down in the Bay of Biscaya

• Color Photos: The Coastline – The Pain of Parting and the Feeling of Bliss

• Documents: Depth Control Master Diploma

• Fates: Complaints to the Luftwaffe (Attack on U-334)

• Conning Towers: U-431 – One-Off Camouflage Scheme in the Mediterranean

• Photos with a Story: U-Boat Runs over U-Boat – Collision Between U-322 and U-1009 in the Baltic Sea in 1944

• Scenery: Hectic Activity in Kiel Habour (U-237)

• Unusual: What is the Turkish Fez About? (U-596 and U-123)

• Interior Shots: U-18

 

as well as several photos of U-9, U-97, U-81, U-423, U-270, U-429, U-68, U-107 and further informations

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-28-9

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 13

50 pages with 52 photos - thereof 2 in colour, 1 coloured document, 1 coloured conning tower sideview, 1 coloured boat-sideviews, 1 coloured map, Readers Forum

 

• Oilskins with Function Labels

• Pennants: A Special Sinking Pennant and a Story (U-201 Schnee)

• Conning Towers: The so-called “La Spezia” Conning Tower on Mediterranean Boats

• Color Photos: Armored Personnel Boxes in Color and Black and White

• Photos with a Story: Collision with the Pocket Battleship Admiral Graf Spee (U-35)

• Boat in Focus: Camouflage Experiments on Type II A Boats in the Summer of 1939

• Unknown Emblems: The Unidentifiable “Black Lion”

• Dress: Officers of U-387 in the “Luftwaffe Look”

• Unusual: The “Liliput” (Lilliput) Sweaters Worn by the Crew of U-575

• Fate: Explosion Aboard U-67

 

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-25-8

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 12

50 pages with 46 photos - thereof 4 in colour, 2 coloured documents, 1 coloured conning tower sideview, 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 4 coloured maps, 4 coloured emblems and Readers Forum

 

• Conning Towers: The Cape Buffalo Head Emblem on U-10’s Conning Tower

• Color Photos: Late-War Color Photos of the 21st Flotilla (U-733)

• Boat in Focus: U-249’s FuMB Athos I

• Photos with a Story: U-1406 and U-1407 – Sunk or Surrendered at War’s End?

• Fate: Sunk in the Safe Submarine Base(U-622)

• Equipment: Reloading Torpedoes during U-221’s Third Patrol

• Scenery: Bombing Raid on Kiel on 14 May 1943(U-236 + U-237)

• Unknown Emblems: U-387’s Fair- Skinned Moor

• Documents: British Leaflet for the Demora- lization of German Submariners

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-24-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 11

56 pages with 49 photos - thereof 7 in colour, 2 coloured documents, 2 coloured conning tower sideviews, 2 coloured boat-sideviews, 4 coloured maps, 3 coloured emblems and Readers Forum

 

• Fate: Sunk during the Narvik Operation – (U-64)

• Scenery: In the Lorient Submarine Base (U-103 and U-106)

• Boat in Focus: U-438 – The Shark Mouth Boat

• Conning Towers: To Sea with Camouflage and Cat with Arched Back (U-24)

• Cap Badges: U-586’s Iron Hand

• Unusual: Oilskins with Function Labels

• Unknown Emblems: U-503 with the Coat of Arms of its Sponsor City

• Armaments on different boats

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-21-0

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 10

50 pages, 55 photos - thereof 5 in colour, 2 coloured conning tower sideviews (U-653 and U778), 1 coloured map, 3 coloured emblems, 1 coloured document, Readerforum

 

• Conning Towers: U-653 – In Action with the “Aggressive Lobster” on its Conning Tower

• Documents: A Christmas Greeting from “Camp Coral”

• Unknown Emblems: U-196’s Leaping Tiger (U-Kentrat)

• Boat in Focus: A U-Boat Rescues Refugees - U-778’s Operations During the Final Months of the War

• Equipment: 7 x 50 blc (Zeiss) U-Boat Binoculars

• Scenery: Polar Sea Boat in Action (U-367)

• Fate: Accident while Docking (U-209)

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-15-9

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 9

56 pages, 54 photos - thereof 12 in colour, 1 coloured sideview (U-509 Type IX) , 4 coloured conning tower sideviews (U-509), 3 coloured maps, 1 coloured Emblem, Readerforum

 

• Boat in Focus: The Operations of “Sea Wolf” Boat U-509 (Typ IX)

• Pennants: Success against PQ-14 (U-403)

• Unknown Emblems: The 3rd Submarine Flotilla’s First Emblem

• Unusual: Awarding the War Merit Cross to U-671’s “Deer”

• Background: Between Service at the Front and Propaganda Appearance (Schepke)

• Armament: Use of the 20-mm C/38 Quadruple Flak on U-Boats

• Color Photos: U-593 – A Dark Conning Tower in Color

• Cap Badges: Cap Badges of the U-Boat Arm – Part 1

• Scenery: U-957 with “List”)

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-11-1

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 8

50 pages, ca. 60 Fotos - thereof 2 in colour, 1 coloured sideview (U-141) , 2 colour- conning tower sideviews (U-83 und U-141), 1 map, 1 coloured document, Readerforum

 

• Pennants: Kptlt. Werner Henke’s First Patrol

• Boat in Focus: U-141—A Type II D Boat in Action in the North Atlantic

• Conning Towers: U-83 – Striped Camouflage in the Atlantic and Mediterranean

• Colorphotos: U-Krech Returns from Its 7th Patrol (U-558)

• Documents: The 3rd Submarine Training Division’s Christmas

• Unknown Emblems: U-929’s “Ladybug” Emblem

• Fate: Sunk by a Mine off Salamis - The tragic sinking of U-133

• Scenery: Captain’s Breakfast on the Bridge

• Unusual: Turtle Hunting Despite Threat from the Air (U-431)

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-10-4

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 7

52 pages, 58 photos - thereof 7 colourphotos, 1 coloured sideview, 2 colour-conning tower sideviews, 1 coloured emblem, 1 coloured document, 1 coloured map, Readerforum

 

• Unusual: U-66’s Camouflaged Periscope

• Color Photos: Run Aground in Oslo Fiord – U-128 in a Difficult Situation

• Boat in Focus: U-375 – Mediterranean Operations with an Unusual Camouflage Scheme

• Conning Towers: U-154 – The Type IX C Boat with the “Torpedo-spewing Cow” on the Conning Tower

• Scenery: Gruppe “Landwirt” (Group Farmer) as Invasion Reserve

• Unidentified Emblems: The Known and Unknown Emblems of U-59

• Background information: Visibility and Recognition Markings Worn by Type XXI and XXIII U-Boats with Submarine Acceptance Command (UAK) in 1944-45

• Documents: A Torpedo Hit Certificate from U-351

• Portait: Hermann Schrenk - from officier on an auxiliary cruiser to U-Boat commander

• as well as photos from different types and more information

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ISBN: 978-3-941437-06-7

U-Boot im Focus Edition No 6

50 pages, 58 photos - thereof 3 colour- photos, 3 colour-conning tower sideviews, 1 coloured emblem, 1 coulered document, Readerforum

 

• U-Boat in focus: U-404 – The “Viking Ship” on a Patrol with an Underwater Camera

• Unusual: U-178 with Wheels!

• Photos with a Story: The Forgotten Nega- tives – The Only Photos of U-215

• Conning Tower: U-702 – The Boat with the Elephant’s Head Unknown emblem: U-153 – Into Combat with a Battleaxe Emblem on its Conning Tower

• Document: U-488’s Supply Certificate

• Colourphotos: Training Boats in Color

• Scenery: After a Long Day!

• Fate: Burial at Sea on an Enemy Ship

• photos of "Milkcows"

• as well as photos from minelayers, electric boats type II B, Typ VII A, B and C and type IX boats

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