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Werner Hartenstein and the Laconia Incident

Werner Hartenstein's Naval Career

The history of the Laconia

U-156 Society founded in Hartenstein's home town

Books on the Laconia Incident, U-boats and World War II

In Deep and Troubled Waters by Dr. Tony Large
Information on a book by a Laconia survivor who was rescued by Hartenstein only to spend 40 days adrift in an open boat following the American bomber attack.

Prigionieri dell'Oceano - La tragedia del Laconia
(Prisoners of the Ocean - The Tragedy of the Laconia)
Information on an Italian-language book by Donatello Bellomo.

Best of Enemies in a World at War
A review by Jill Forwood of the book The Enemy We Killed, My Friend by Captain David Cledlyn Jones, who was torpedoed then rescued by Werner Hartenstein's U-156.

The Laconia Affair
An extract from the book Hitler's U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 by Clair Blair.

The Nuremberg Testimony of Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz about U-boat warfare and the Laconia Incident

Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz's Radio Broadcast informing the German People of Unconditional Surrender - May 8, 1945

Luftwaffe Major Erich Hartmann (1922-1993),
Information on the greatest fighter ace of all time.

Dumont d'Urville
French-language account by Maurice Ancion of the role played by the French sloop, Dumont d'Urville, in the Laconia rescue.

L'affondamento del Laconia
Italian-language account of the Laconia
Incident.

Polish-language account of the Laconia incident

O drama na costa de Sergipe e Bahia
Portuguese-language account of U-boat activity in the south Atlantic 1942, including mention of U-156

External Links to other World War II sites