Author Results for Eric C. Rust

Book Review-‘Sound of Hunger: One German family’s chronicle of the chivalry, politics, lies, murder and aftermath of war’ by C. Heal

By Eric C. Rust

Among the tsunami of publications commemorating the centennial of the First World War, Chris Heal’s broadly conceived reconstruction of the lives of two of the Kaiser’s U-boat commanders, the brothers Erich and Georg Gerth, occupies an unusual, if at times awkward, unbalanced and overstated place among recent writings on that theme. Heal describes himself as […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Biography

Book Review-‘North Sea War 1914–1919’ by R. Malster

By Eric C. Rust

The title of this book is somewhat misleading because readers, expecting perhaps another account of the clashes of the British and German battle fleets or a far-ranging analysis of how naval and air operations in the North Sea theatre influenced the outcome of the First World War, will feel disappointed. Instead Robert Malster, author of […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Navies

Book Review-‘Enigma: The untold story of the secret capture’ by D. Balme ed. by P. Hore

By Eric C. Rust

Anyone even vaguely familiar with the Battle of the Atlantic knows the story of U110. The boat’s capture on 9 May 1941, by an armed boarding party under 20-year old Sub-lieutenant David E. Balme of the destroyer HMS Bulldog, produced an unparalleled cryptanalytic bonanza for the British code-breakers at Bletchley Park that changed the trajectory […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Biography | Submarines

Book Review-‘Battleships of the Bismarck Class’ by Gerhard Koop and Klaus-Peter Schmolke

By Eric C. Rust

This is not a new book. Originally published in Germany in 1990 as part of a series on the technical features of Kriegsmarine capital ships, it was brought out in English in a hardback translation in 1998 by the Naval Institute Press in Annapolis and most recently in paperback in its current version. In the […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Biography | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review – ‘Command Decisions: Langsdorff and the battle of the River Plate’ by David Miller

By Eric C. Rust

David Miller has published 70 books, including four in 2001 alone. Chances are that some of his works are better written and more solidly researched than others. His retelling of the German pocket-battleship Admiral Graf Spee’s operations in the southern oceans at the outset of the Second World War, spotlighting the plight of its commanding officer […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration