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The new system was named “Triton” called “Shark” by the Allies. Highly recommended doenits anyone As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic. The U-boat war in the Atlantic. A real fascinating read all through. Doenitz spent ten years in prison as a result of being on the losing side.

They had three children whom they raised as Protestant Christians: Accordingly, his administration was referred to as the Flensburg government. Of course, he gives only a particular view into the facts, which has highlighted and hidden areas.

I enjoyed the style of the writing, it is very fact based, detailed and personal at the same time. There were many, many criminals serving Hitler but Doenitz was not one of them. Although production of merchant ships shot up in response, improved torpedoes, better U-boats, and much better operational planning led to increasing numbers of “kills”. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features.


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Initially he claimed, “I could imagine that it would be very difficult for the population in the towns to hold out under the strain of heavy bombing attacks if such an influence were allowed to work. Konteradmiral Rear Admiral [62].

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May 21, Lawrence rated it really liked it. Why did Hitler not select another powerful member of the Nazi hierarchy to replace himself? He went very pale. Klaus was killed on 13 Doejitz while taking part in an action contrary to standing orders prohibiting his involvement in any combat role. During his brief period in office, he devoted most of his effort to ensuring doemitz loyalty of the German armed forces and trying to ensure German troops would surrender to the British or Americans and not the Soviets.

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Seekadett Officer Cadet [60]. I watched him closely. A must read for anyone interested in WWII. On several doenittz occasions, Doenitz vigorously defended his Navy from baseless criticisms and prejudiced accusations from Goering and even Hitler himself.

Jul 02, Colin Kauffman rated it it was amazing.

The prudential leadership of Karl Doenitz saved millions of German lives at the very end of the war, and in my own opinion this is his greatest legacy. The Kriegsmarine was unprepared, not expecting war before One becomes a small part of the Kriegsmarine, while reading this memoirs. If war is interesting to you in an abstract way, you will love this account of Karl Doenitz war experiences, his struggles with authority, and his observations about command.


Ten Years and Twenty Days. To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below. Kindle Edition File Size: Jan 08, Shaonan Fang rated it it was amazing. Customers who bought this item also bought. Not Enabled Word Wise: Inside the Third Reich. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Despite what several reviewers have asserted, Doenitz was not a Nazi–although he was certainly guilty of embracing Nazi tenets in the final months of the war to contain defeatism and prevent insurrections against the Reich from within.

This tactic had the added advantage that a submarine on the surface was undetectable by sonar. No trivia or quizzes yet. This incessant questioning compromised his ciphers by giving the Allies more messages to work with.