The story of the last world war, as told by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz himself. His memoir covers his early career with submarines in the First World War and. Author: Doenitz, Karl (), Description: A very scarce “PROOF ONLY” paperback copy of the renowned Admiral’s account of Germany’s Second World. Results 1 – 29 of 29 Memoirs by Karl Doenitz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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I learned through reading several other books on the Battle of the Atlantic that Karl Doenitz was the master naval strategist responsible for creating and implementing the devastatingly effective “Wolf Pack” method of attacking Allied convoys.

The marked inferiority of the German surface fleet left submarine warfare as Germany’s primary naval option once war broke out.

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Accordingly, his administration was referred to as the Flensburg government. Michael Lesnoski rated it really liked it Oct 22, Jan 08, Shaonan Fang rated it it was amazing.

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Return to Book Page. As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

After accepting the role of Grand Admiral inDoenitz came into frequent contact with Hitler, Goering, and many other commanders in the upper echelons of the Supreme Headquarters of the Armed Forces. It was suspended and U-boat construction given priority. See all Product description. This tactic had the added advantage that a submarine on the surface was undetectable by sonar.


Memoirs Of Ten Years And Twenty Days. – DOENITZ Admiral

Dec 01, Nebras rated it it was amazing. Sometimes it got a bit dull, but for the most part there was always something to learn about.

Lists with This Doenigz. Like many soldiers and civilians in the Third Reich, Doenitz admittedly succumbed to the hypnotic effect of Hitlers personality and dynamism and he explains why this was the case at several points in his memoirs. To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below.

Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days

Frontline Books 19 April Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Doenitz’s invaluable work allows the reader to view the war at sea through the periscope’s eye. Highly recommended for anyone As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic.

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 bomb plot; his encounters with Raeder, Goring, Speer, Himmler, and Hitler; as well as his own brief tenure as the last Fuhrer.

Apr 26, Jean-Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: He went very pale. The Quest for the Nazi Personality: Sentenced to ten years at the Nuremberg Trials, Doenitz wrote his memoirs upon his release. The author frequently refers to the official history of the Royal Navy to either confirm or infirm his own view on specific events, something soldiers rarely do.


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Chief of the German High Command, There is a lot of detail about events that happened that I didn’t know about. The Reader’s Companion to Military History. Ten Years and Twenty Days Cleveland: Paperbackpages. The Z Plan was tailored for this assumption, calling for a balanced fleet with a greatly increased number of surface capital ships, including several aircraft carriers.

Memoirs of Ten Years and Twenty Days.

Military history buffs, military historians, Naval historians. Why did Hitler not select another powerful member of the Nazi hierarchy to replace himself?

I have read this a few times in the last ten years and always enjoy it. Inthe Reichsmarine was renamed Kriegsmarine by the Nazis. In April the Germans deployed their first Type XIV U-boat milch kau to resupply U-boats at sea, extending their patrol durations and improving effectiveness. I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be interested in learning more about the Second World War from a forthright and honest German perspective.

He persuaded his friends to let him go on the torpedo boat S for a raid on Selsey on his 24th birthday. Late on 1 May, Himmler attempted to make a place for himself in the Flensburg government.

A doneitz read for anyone interested in WWII. Imperial German Navy Reichsmarine Kriegsmarine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.