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Where Speer was at least attempting however dubious his success to grapple with the moral and political implications of his support for a criminal regime and to give an accurate portrayal of the darker side of Nazism, Doenitz is primarily interested in justifying himself, and thus avoids any reflective discussion.

Though restricted in his choice to men in northern Germanyhe nonetheless succeeded in forming a workmanlike cabinet of experts. The US Navy was entirely unprepared for antisubmarine warfare despite having had two years of British experience to draw from, and committed every imaginable mistake. One gets the sense that Hitler developed an enormous respect for his new Grand Admiral, for very few people in the Third Reich had the audacity to challenge his opinions in an open forum. Eisenhower ‘s headquarters in RheimsFrance, to negotiate a surrender to the Allies.

He feared vengeful Soviet reprisals, and hoped to strike a deal with the western Allies. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. They say the difference between a “Patriot” and a “War Criminal” depends on whether your side that won or the one that lost. The Kriegsmarine was the only branch to use this improved version; the rest of the Wehrmacht German armed forces continued to use three-rotor machines. Inhe was commanding UB when she was sunk by British forces.


Oberbefehlshaber der Marine — However, the data for U-boats and merchantmen sunk shows reading the German codes gave the Allies little help. Michael Lesnoski rated it really liked it Oct 22, The prudential leadership of Karl Doenitz saved millions of German lives at the very end of the war, and in my own opinion this is his greatest legacy.

His sentence on unrestricted submarine warfare was not assessed, because of similar actions by the Allies: Apr 26, Jean-Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Doenitz was in a class all his own.

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Reading from both sides of the conflict makes the history come alive for me. Kindle Edition File Size: A Periscope View of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Military history buffs, military historians, Naval historians. 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.

The Reader’s Companion to Military History. Portals Access related topics. Some details are too much such as tactical efforts used by Uboats and of the like.

The Memoirs of Karl Doenitz

Goebbels cabinet Schwerin von Krosigk Cabinet. His memoir covers his early career with submarines in the First World War and follows both his successes and failures through the Second Eoenitz War, with great detail on memoigs way the U-boat campaign was waged, as told by the man who invented U-boat tactics.

This extended the range of Type VIIs. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Both investigations into communications security concluded espionage was more likely, or else Allied successes had been accidental.


The Memoirs of Karl Doenitz

Lists with This Book. Mark Lawicki rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Hartcommander of the United States Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines at the outbreak of the Pacific Warunsuccessfully opposed fleet boats like the Gato and Balao classes as “too luxurious”.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 ddoenitz brought to an end as quickly as possible in order to prevent further bloodshed.

Enabled Average Customer Review: He realized convoys introduced in had stopped the U-boats from becoming a decisive factor.

An important social document, and an invaluable source for any student of the last war. In addition to discharging his duties as Foreign Minister and Minister of Finance, he formed the temporary government we needed and presided over the activities of its cabinet. Why did Hitler not select another powerful emmoirs of the Nazi hierarchy to replace himself? Doenitz was a “soldier” doing his job, and he was very good at it.

Published March 22nd by Da Capo Press first published Memoirss Law of Naval Warfare: German Submarines in Canadian Waters. Finally he stood up and bowed. U-boats launched four attacks on a battleship, fourteen on a cruiser, ten on a destroyer, and ten on transports, but owing to misses or to torpedoes that failed to explode only one transport was sunk. I Was Hitler’s Pilot: