Werner Hartenstein and the Laconia Incident
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.
dell'Oceano - La tragedia del Laconia
(Prisoners of the Ocean - The Tragedy of the
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.
Nuremberg Testimony of Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz about U-boat warfare and the
Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz's
Radio Broadcast informing the German People of Unconditional Surrender - May 8,
Major Erich Hartmann (1922-1993),
Information on the greatest fighter ace of
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
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