The Private War of Seaman Stumpf

By Daniel Horn,

Book cover of The Private War of Seaman Stumpf: The Unique Diaries of a Young German in the Great War

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The Private War of Seaman Stumpf The Unique Diaries of a Young German in the Great War was written by Daniel Horn, published by Leslie Frewin and was printed in 1969 in a Hardcover binding.

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1 author picked The Private War of Seaman Stumpf as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Stumpf was an ordinary seaman in the German Imperial Navy.

He tells the story of the war at sea from a personal perspective. His autobiography shows how the gap between officers and men, poor food, a sense of inferiority to the Royal Navy and limited scope for naval action all contributed to the decline of the morale of the Imperial Fleet, leading to mutiny in 1918. It is necessary reading if you want to begin to understand the war at sea from a non-British perspective.

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