The former German U-boat commander Herbert Werner navigates readers through the waters of World War II, recounting four years of the most significant and savage battles. By war's end, 28,000 out of 39,000 German sailors had disappeared beneath the waves.
A Personal Account Of The German U-boat Battles Of World War II
Author: Herbert A. Werner
Publisher: Da Capo Press
WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY offers readers an engaging, clear, and comprehensive overview of the war that includes all of the key concepts, recent scholarship, and, where applicable, conflicting interpretations, while avoiding the complex data and schemata that tend to overwhelm non-specialists. Special attention is given to the human experience during the war, including extensive coverage of the Holocaust, and numerous quotations from relevant primary sources are integrated throughout the narrative, bringing the events to life. The text also covers the war's lasting effects on European history as well as population transfers, the treatment of collaborators and war criminals, the ordeal of Jewish survivors, changing German responses to the Nazi era, the emergence of the Cold War, and steps toward European integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Marvin Perry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Presents a collection of primary source documents and articles written on World War II from the time of the war to the present.
Author: James W. Fiscus
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
His family says he was a great story teller. Yet Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann left no reminisces that might reveal a deeper sense of his extraordinary service to the nation. In his four-decade military career spanning two world wars, he rarely discussed for the record the many historic circumstances that enveloped him. If you were to judge the admiral by his military awards and ribbons, they would not suggest the career he led. His signature achievement was development of a workable submarine rescue chamber. Yet Allan McCann, a man born to a Scottish tailor in a remarkable town in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, seemed to be always on the scene of historic events. Among his accomplishments, he was the Navy’s liaison officer to modify the antiquated O-12 submarine into the privately-leased Nautilus that made the first attempt to sail beneath the Arctic ice shelf in 1931. He was submarine squadron commander deployed in the Pacific from Hawaii to search for survivors of the ill-fated Dole Air Race to Honolulu in 1927. He was aboard the sub tender Pelias and directed firepower to knock down Japanese aircraft attacking Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. He was commander of the battleship USS Iowa during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was Chief of Staff of the mysterious Navy’s 10th Fleet that stymied a last ditch effort by Nazi Germany to attack North America via U-boats in Operation Teardrop. He was commander of a Navy task force taking President Harry S. Truman to the Pottsdam talks in 1945 and relayed the message to him that an atomic bomb had been exploded over Hiroshima. As ComSubPac, he was aboard the first submarine in 1947 to navigate under the polar ice. He also was the Navy Inspector General who assumed a pivotal role in the so-called Revolt of the Admirals in 1949. Throughout his naval career, Admiral McCann was widely revered as a very efficient, competent officer who succeeded in many endeavors but did not boast of them nor seek self-promotion. Rather, he let the record speak for him. This book is an overdue appreciation of the admiral who has all but been ignored in naval history.
The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Adm. Allan Rockwell McCann, USN
Author: Carl P. LaVO
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Winston Churchill recognized in his memoirs: “The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.” His fears would be realized in the Caribbean: By the end of the war, the Germans had sunk four hundred merchant ships in the Caribbean while only losing seventeen U-boats in what was called Operation Neuland. Begun in 1942, the campaign sought to cut the supply lines from the Caribbean to the Allies with the intention of strangling their import-based economies. Colonies of various empires would be left to fend for themselves. Dr. Ligia T. Domenech explores how the campaign hurt the people of the Caribbean, focusing on her native Puerto Rico. Learn about the principal targets of the German U-boats in the Caribbean, the United States’ reaction to Operation Neuland, the shortage of essential goods, new industries that developed during the war period, and the blockade’s long-lasting effects. To this day, the public and even most historians don’t know about the blockade’s devastating effects and what it meant to be Imprisoned in the Caribbean.
The 1942 German U-boat Blockade
Author: Ligia T. Domenech, Ph.D.
Captures the drama of the battle for the Atlantic during World War II, recreating merciless attacks on passenger lines, merchant ships and Navy vessels by German U-boats, as well as the thrilling cat-and-mouse game between quickly built American destroyers and the lethal U-boats.
America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II
Author: Richard Snow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The submarine was undoubtedly the most potent purely naval weapon of the twentieth century. In two world wars, enemy underwater campaigns were very nearly successful in thwarting Allied hopes of victory - indeed, annihilation of Japanese shipping by US Navy submarines is an indicator of what might have been. That the submarine was usually defeated is a hugely important story in naval history, yet this is the first book to treat the subject as a whole in a readable and accessible manner. It concerns individual heroism and devotion to duty, but also ingenuity, technical advances and originality of tactical thought. What developed was an endless battle between forces above and below the surface, where a successful innovation by one side eventually produces a counter-measure by the other in a lethal struggle for supremacy. Development was not a straight line: wrong ideas and assumptions led to defeat and disaster.
An Illustrated History
Author: David Owen
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
Journal of the US Army War College
Category: Military art and science
In einem Dorf an der kolumbianischen Karibikküste feiert Bayardo San Roman seine Hochzeit. Ein prunkvolles Fest wird gefeiert, und dass die Braut den Bräutigam nicht liebt, scheint ein unwesentliches Detail, denn „Liebe erlernt sich“. Doch auf das Fest folgt der Skandal. Angela Vicario, die schöne Braut, wird noch in der Nacht von ihrem Ehemann ins Elternhaus zurückgebracht; sie war nicht mehr unberührt. Angela offenbart den Namen des angeblichen Täters, und mit Fleischermessern bewaffnet ziehen ihre Zwillingsbrüder los, um die Tat zu sühnen, das heißt, den Verführer zu töten. Das ganze Dorf erfährt von ihrer bitteren Pflicht. Jeder weiß, dass hier Vorurteile eine sinnlose Tat auslösen, doch niemand schreitet ein. Jahre später befragt der Ich-Erzähler alle Zeugen und rekonstruiert den Ablauf des tragischen Geschehens, die wenigen Stunden von der Ankündigung bis zur Ausführung des grausamen Verbrechens.
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Examines the lives of many U-Bootwaffe officers, including the famous and the not-so-well known, to determine what type of men they were.
U-boat Commanders in World War II
Author: Jordan Vause
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Author: Aleksandr I. Solženicyn
Erinnerungen 1935 - 1945
Author: Karl Dönitz
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Im Panzer III, Tiger und Königstiger in Russland, Frankreich und Ungarn
Author: Richard von Rosen
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Der Titel des Buches bezieht sich auf das Old-Tolbooth-Gefängnis in Edinburgh, im Herzen der schottischen Grafschaft Midlothian. Im Jahre 1736 brach ein Aufruhr in Edinburgh aus. Grund war die Hinrichtung von zwei Schmuggler. Der Kapitän der Stadtwache, Captain John Porteous , befahl den Soldaten, in die Menge zu schießen und töteten mehrere Menschen. Porteous wurde später von einem Lynchmob, getötet. Das zweite Element des Romans wurde auf einer Geschichte Scott begründet.
Author: Walter Scott