Commander of the U-boat fleet, Supreme Naval Commander, and finally Hitler's successor in the last days of the Third Reich, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891–1980) has been condemned as a Nazi and praised as one of the most brilliant and honorable military leaders of the war. His "wolfpack" tactics resulted in a handful of U-boats sinking 14.5 million tons and nearly deciding the Battle of the Atlantic. Sentenced to ten years at the Nuremberg Trials, Doenitz wrote his memoirs upon his release. In a clear firm style he discusses the planning and execution of the U-boat campaign; the controversial sinking of the Laconia; America's "neutrality" before its entry into the war; the Normandy invasion; the July 1944 bomb plot; his encounters with Raeder, Göring, Speer, Himmler, and Hitler; as well as his own brief tenure as the last Führer. Doenitz's invaluable work allows the reader to view the war at sea through the periscope's eye.
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The story of the last war, as told by Grand Admiral Doenitz himself. Doenitz was one of the most important leaders of the German war machine. The way the U-boat campaign was waged, as told by the man who invented U-boat tactics. An important social document, and an invaluable source for any student of the last war.About the Author:
Karl Doenitz was commissioned into the Imperial German Navy in 1910 and served on U-boats during the First World War. He became convinced of the war-winning potential of U-boats and masterfully conducted a battle for the Atlantic which the Allies only just won. He succeeded Grand Admiral Raeder as C-in-C of the Germany Navy. He became the last Fuhrer of Germany after Hitler's suicide in May 1945.
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Book Description Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press Publishers, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. This 1976 reprint of 500 pages has been translated from the German. The book is near fine with light foxing on the edges. There are no markings, all pages are bright and clean. There is no dust jacket, but the green cloth cover with silver print is in fine condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 18957