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OTTO KRETSCHMER

by Lawrence Paterson

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(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) Otto Kretschmer was only in combat from September 1939 until March 1941 but was Germany's highest-scoring U-boat commander sinking 47 ships totalling 274,333 tons. Aged 17 he spent 8 months studying literature at Exeter University where he learned to speak English fluently. The following year, on 1 April… Read more
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U-BOAT 977

by Heinz Schaeffer and Translator Geoffrey Brooks

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(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) U-Boat 977 was the German submarine that escaped to Argentina at the end of World War Two. This epic journey started from Bergen in Norway, where in April 1945 it was temporarily based, and took three and a half months to complete. Because of the continuing Allied naval… Read more
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(Subject: Naval & Maritime: Ships, Submarines & Other Vessels - General) The Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz) was one of the highest decorations given for extreme acts of valour to all ranks of the German armed forces during the Second World War. In the perilous and close-knit world of the U-boat crews the award of the decoration to their captain was… Read more
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