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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Shipping losses, which had appeared to be coming under control as the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy gradually adapted to the new challenge, skyrocketed.

Karl Dönitz

Great history, unvarnished by revisionists. Nov 09, Alexei Mokeev rated it it was amazing. Mines were also employed.

Allied shipping losses shot up tremendously, and serious concern existed for a while about the state of British fuel supplies. To ask other readers questions about Memoirsplease sign up. Fascinating account of WW2 U-boat command and strategy, written by Hitler’s eventual albeit brief successor in a disarmingly matter-of-fact way. Cowley, Robert; Parker, Geoffrey New Perspectives on the Third Reich and its Legacy.

The “Z Plan”, however, was not scheduled to be completed until Sometimes it got a bit dull, but for the most part there was always something to learn about. For a time, this change caused considerable difficulty for Allied codebreakers ; it took 10 months before Shark traffic could be read see also Ultra codebreaking and Cryptanalysis of the Enigma. As there was also no possibility of effecting any improvement in Germany’s overall position by political means, the only conclusion to which I, as head of state, could come was that the war must be brought to an end as quickly as possible in order to prevent further bloodshed.


This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Karl Doenitz was a military man, gentleman, and officer who could trace his noble ancestry and service to Germany then Prussia back some several centuries. Eric Ertman rated it it was amazing May 01, He died in Views Read Edit View history. This a very interesting book looking at the war in the Atlantic from the perspective of the German side.

President of Germany — I recommend this book highly to all interested in the history of the U-boat arm of WW ll written by its leader. As he read, an expression of astonishment, indeed of consternation, spread over his face.

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Many in Germany felt the dosnitz. Byconstruction of new Type VIIs had improved to the point where operations were having a real effect on the British wartime economy.

From 3 September to 28 February the U-boats sank ships. After reading the memoirs of Karl Doenitz from cover to cover I believe it fortunate for the Allied nations he was not in a real position of power to affect the conduct of the war until The only missing part are his thoughts about the Nuremberg Trial and his imprisonment. By issuing these two orders, he was found guilty of causing Germany to be in breach of the Second London Naval Treaty of Hitler said each man should take care of his business, and mine was U-boats and the Navy.


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Jul 18, Olethros rated it really liked it. Lo que nos cuenta. A terrific read for anyone interested in the mindset of a great military leader. Of particular interest are the comments regarding British and American conduct during the war.

Berlin — The Downfall However, the data for U-boats and merchantmen sunk shows reading the German codes gave the Allies little help. Jul 02, Colin Kauffman rated it it was amazing. 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.

He feared vengeful Soviet reprisals, and hoped to strike a deal with the western Allies. In SeptemberGermany invaded Poland. Write a product review. Cover of Time magazine 2 February Odenitz Law of Naval Warfare: