1st.Eng.ed., Barnsley, 1994. Xvi + 290 pp., many photo-ills. D.j., 23 x 16cm. Nr.FINE. First published in the USA, this book is based on the war diary of Otto Giese, a former German naval officer whose career began with the dawning of World War II as a junior officer aboard the ocean liner SS COLUMBUS. After the liner was scuttled, and further service blockade running, he was transferred to U-boats. Upon Germany's surrender, Giese and his companions remained deep in the jungle of Malaya until captured by the British and imprisoned in the infamous Changi Jail. His submarine exploits were carried out in U.505 and U.181 from polar seas to Singapore and other remote corners of the world. Illustrated with over a hundred personal wartime photographs.