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Otto Kretschmer was only in withstand from September 1939 until March 1941 but was Germany's highest-scoring U-boat commander sinking 47 transmits totaling 274,333 gatherings. This definitive work details his personal adventure and the political scenery from his earliest days. After completing his officer training and pace on the training shift Niobe he served aboard the sheer cruiser Emden. In December 1934, he was transferred to the sheer cruiser Köln, then in January 1936 made the move to the nestling U-boat service. His first operational posting was to the 2nd U-Flotilla’s Type VII U35 where he almost being drowned during training in the Baltic Expanse. During the Spanish Civil War, Kretschmer was involved in several spies as part of the international noninterference pressure. He demonstrated a cool approach to withstand: his mantra ‘sole torpedo for sole shift’ proved that the best way for his boat to succeed against a convoy was to remain surfaced as much as possible, penetrating the convoy and using the boat’s fast and small shadow to avoid comeuppance. His epithet ‘Mum Otto’ referred to his ability to remain undetected and his hesitation to provide the regular radio describes required by Dönitz: he had guessed that the Co-workers had broken German codes. Alongside his military skill was a figure that remained rooted in the traditions of the Prussian military.

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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784381926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784381929
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Hardcover:288 pages
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