The second edition of So War Der U-Boot-Krieg by Harald Busch, signed by the head of the German Navy, Admiral Karl Dönitz, and German U-boat captain Adalbert Schnee. This work was translated into English in 1955, with the title U-boats at War.
Octavo, [viii],  – 472pp, . Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine, illustration in gilt on cover. Some separation of the cloth at the spine, reinforced with archival repair, text block solid. In the publisher’s scarce dust jacket, chipping along top edge, wear and previous folds to back panel, bright illustrations. Inscription by Dönitz: “Herzliche Wünsche! Ihr Dönitz. 5.8.61 / Warm wishes, Your Dönitz. August 5, ‘61.” Inscription by Adi Schnee: “In aller Verbundenheit, Adi Schnee. Kor. Kapt. a.D. (Korvettenkapitän außer Dienst) / In all Friendship, Adi Schnee. Corvette Captain, Retired.”
Both signatories served in the Kriegsmarine (Nazi German Navy 1935-1945), with Admiral Karl Dönitz (1891-1980) serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy from 1943-1945. After the death of Adolf Hitler, Admiral Dönitz was the short-term German Head of State. Adalbert Schnee (1913-1982) was a corvette captain of the Kriegsmarine, commanding several U-boats during WWII.