Iron Coffins

A Personal Account Of The German U-boat Battles Of World War II

Author: Herbert A. Werner

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306811609

Category: History

Page: 388

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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.

World War II in Europe: A Concise History

Author: Marvin Perry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401794

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 8960

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.

Pushing the Limits

The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Adm. Allan Rockwell McCann, USN

Author: Carl P. LaVO

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513344

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5585

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.

Imprisoned in the Caribbean

The 1942 German U-boat Blockade

Author: Ligia T. Domenech, Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491752696

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4501

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.

A Measureless Peril

America in the Fight for the Atlantic, the Longest Battle of World War II

Author: Richard Snow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416591117

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8843

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.

Anti-Submarine Warfare

An Illustrated History

Author: David Owen

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1783468971

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8885

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.

Parameters

Journal of the US Army War College

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

View: 2239


Chronik eines angekündigten Todes

Roman

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230674X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 1907

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.

Wolf

U-boat Commanders in World War II

Author: Jordan Vause

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 6945

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.

Der Mensch und seine Zeichen

Author: Adrian Frutiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865399076

Category:

Page: 160

View: 9278

Das kleine Standardwerk für alle, die sich einführend und dennoch umfassend mit dem Phänomen der Zeichen und Symbole im allgemeinen und dem der Schriftentwicklung im speziellen auseinandersetzen möchten! In der Verbindung von dem Text des großen Schriftenentwicklers Adrian Frutiger, der die Wurzeln von Symbolen und Schrift verständlich macht, und seinen Illustrationen wird dem Leser Theorie und Praxis der Zeichengestaltung anschaulich vermittelt.

Das Herz von Midlothian

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: andersseitig.de

ISBN: 3955012506

Category: Fiction

Page: 427

View: 2841

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.