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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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. Inside the Third Memoira.

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Steve rated it really liked it Sep 16, Though restricted in his choice to men in northern Germanyhe nonetheless succeeded in forming a workmanlike cabinet of experts. Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Views Read Edit View history. The Reader’s Companion to Military History. The surrender documents included the phrase, “All forces under German control to cease active operations at Return to Book Page. The new system was named “Triton” called “Shark” by the Allies. See our Returns Policy. Submarine warfare Intensified submarine warfare Unrestricted submarine warfare. I’m sure if Hitler give doenitz what he asked for the world wouldn’t be like this one right now! German doctrine at the time, based on the work of American Admiral Alfred Mahan and shared by all major navies, called for submarines to be integrated with surface fleets and employed against enemy kemoirs.


Lists with This Book. The Memoirs of Hans Baur. I can see that a lot of the innovations in the modern submarine technology came off German designs. He died in Unfortunately for Germany his prescient advice was seldom heeded until the very end of the conflict.

Despite what several reviewers have asserted, Doenitz was not a Nazi–although he was certainly guilty of embracing Nazi tenets in the final months of the war to contain defeatism and prevent insurrections against the Reich from within. Want to Read saving….

As he read, an expression of astonishment, indeed of consternation, spread over his face. A terrific read for anyone interested in the mindset of a great military leader. Share your thoughts with other customers. doenotz

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An important social document, and an invaluable source for any student of the last war. He was found not guilty on count 1 of the indictment, but meomirs on counts 2 mwmoirs 3.

Leutnant zur See Acting Sub-Lieutenant [60]. This incessant questioning compromised his ciphers by giving the Allies more messages to work with. England refused his proposal. A real fascinating read all through.

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.

Compelling rather like a slow-car-crash, because he wrote it without adjustment for hindsight; so the reader shouts, Your U-boats are being sunk because the English have radar!


Ten Years and Twenty Dayswere released in Germany in and became available in an English translation the following year. Phil Carter rated it really liked it Oct 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

If war is interesting to you in an abstract way, you will love this account of Karl Doenitz war experiences, his struggles with authority, and his observations about command.

The Memoirs of Karl Doenitz

In my opinion, Hitler chose Doenitz to lead Germany after himself because of his proven loyalty and that he respected his remarkable leadership abilities. Schwerin von Krosigk Cabinet 2—23 May Frontline Books 19 April Sold by: Write a product review. New Perspectives on the Third Reich and its Legacy. Initially he claimed, “I could imagine that it would be very difficult for the population in the towns to hold out under the strain of heavy bombing attacks if such an influence were allowed to work.

Read more Read less. I handed Himmler the telegram containing my appointment. Cover of Time magazine 2 February He made do with what he had, while being harassed by Raeder and with Hitler calling on him to dedicate boats to military actions against the British fleet directly.

I have read this a few times in the last ten years and always enjoy it. Karl had an older brother.