Just finished reading two of my Christmas presents: "Black Edelweiss" by Johann Voss is the WWII memoirs of a Waffen-SS Mountain Trooper. Goes back and forth between his wartime experiences and his account of captivity after the war. Good chance to read about the fighting near the Arctic Circle and in Finland, I hadn't read much on it until now. It can be a little pretentious and I think naive at times (it was written right after the war, in 1946), but all in all a good book. "Steel Boat, Iron Hearts" by Hans Goebeler is the account of a U-boat crewman aboard U-505, the sub captured by our Navy in 1944 (it is still on display in Chicago). Really thorough and detailed, I really enjoyed reading this one. It is rare to find such a complete memoir due to the high losses of U-boat crewmen during the war. either one would be a great read!