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As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic. Doenitz delivers an honnest account of his experience of the operational and strategical direction of the battle. 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. This makes for a more objective recollection. The book holds many interesting details about the battle. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this particular theater of operation and submarine warfare.

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As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic. Doenitz delivers an honnest account of his experience of the operational and strategical direction of the battle. 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. This makes for a more objective recollection. The book holds many interesting details about the battle.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in this particular theater of operation and submarine warfare. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Commander of the U-boat fleet, Supreme Naval Commander, and finally Hitler's successor in the last days of the Third Reich, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz — has been condemned as a Nazi and praised as one of the most brilliant and honorable military leaders of the war.

His "wolfpack" tactics resulted in a handful of U-boats sinking Sentenced to ten years at the Nuremberg Trials, Doenitz wrote his memoirs upon his release. Doenitz's invaluable work allows the reader to view the war at sea through the periscope's eye. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published March 22nd by Da Capo Press first published More Details Original Title.

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Jul 30, Rowdy rated it really liked it. This is a pretty dry read; however, it is very well written and very interesting, given the fact that it was written by the man who orchestrated Germany's U-Boat operations during WWII, and was also Hitler's successor following Hitler's death.

As a submariner and engineer myself, I particularly appreciated Doenitz' technical style of writing, which included numbers and analysis given by official records of the war - therefore a lot of his memoir isn't just based on recollection but supported by This is a pretty dry read; however, it is very well written and very interesting, given the fact that it was written by the man who orchestrated Germany's U-Boat operations during WWII, and was also Hitler's successor following Hitler's death.

As a submariner and engineer myself, I particularly appreciated Doenitz' technical style of writing, which included numbers and analysis given by official records of the war - therefore a lot of his memoir isn't just based on recollection but supported by official records kept by the allies, the memoirs of others, and his own war diary he kept throughout the war.

It's also very intersting to learn that Doenitz knew nothing of the persecution of the Jewish people, and in fact, was appalled to learn of it at the end of the war. I think this supports the fact that many German soldiers, sailors and airmen were really just fighting to serve their country, while the Nazi political operators and a select number of military personnel were the real perpetrators against humanity.

The Germans were certainly the aggressors, but Doenitz' memoir revealed to me the personal struggle that a professional naval officer endured to fight for what he believed in and to serve his country to the best of his abilities. A struggle that many military servicemembers of any country face. Dec 29, Joe Naftali rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Yes. Not only does he discuss the battles and the commanders, he also discussed the realities of war, and dealing with Hitler.

A must read for anyone interested in WWII. I have read this a few times in the last ten years and always enjoy it. Jul 02, Colin Kauffman rated it it was amazing. A great read, if a little dry, but Karl isn't a novelist so that's to be expected. This book gave me a new perspective on the war, through the eyes of a man whose talent and humanity was wasted on a regime of monsters and fools.

Grand Admiral Donitz was a gentleman soldier much like his counterpart Rommel, and we're lucky Hitler didn't listen to him more. Shelves: fascism , memoirs. Rather, what we get are intimate descriptions of the technical details of naval operations, primarily U-Boat operations. 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.

That is how long Doenitz served as the head of German government, after the death of Adolf Hitler. Most of that time was spent trying to organize the surrender, or more accurately to attempt to surrender to the Western Allies while continuing to hold off the Russians, which the Allies were having none of. This section of the book is the only area in which Doenitz looks beyond the day-to-day operations for which he was responsible, and attempts to justify holding out for the sake of the German people, although his arguments are not convincing, since the government he now headed had a history of doing more harm than good to those people.

Apr 26, Jean-Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: wwii-naval , wwii-memoirs , wwii-submarine , wwii-political , wwii-germany. Highly recommended for anyone As far as I am concerned, one of the definite must-read book on the Battle of the Atlantic. Thankfully Hitler didn't listen to this man. Starting his career in WW1 as uboat captain this remarkable man climbed the hierarchy of the navy to become hochadmiral of the navy.

Then at the twilight of it all he became Fuerer for two weeks. Long enoughto cow mighty Himmler to accept him as leader, pointing a gun at Himmler's face to force him into submission, boy would I love to see that; and to force Keitel to sign unconditional surrender on the part of the ruined reich.

At dresden he got a vedrict of 10 years 20 days. And then became Karo Starting his career in WW1 as uboat captain this remarkable man climbed the hierarchy of the navy to become hochadmiral of the navy.

And then became Karol Doenitz. Ex fuerer, ex high admiral. A readable book about a hardworking man who did the best in any position he was in. Nov 09, Alexei Mokeev rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed the style of the writing, it is very fact based, detailed and personal at the same time. Of course, he gives only a particular view into the facts, which has highlighted and hidden areas. An excelent book that should read every navy officer.

May 21, Lawrence rated it really liked it. Commander of the U-boat fleet, Supreme Naval Commander, and finally Hitler's successor in the last days of the Third Reich, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz has been condemned as a Nazi and praised as one of the most brilliant and honorable military leaders of the war. In a clear fir Commander of the U-boat fleet, Supreme Naval Commander, and finally Hitler's successor in the last days of the Third Reich, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz has been condemned as a Nazi and praised as one of the most brilliant and honorable military leaders of the war.

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.

Aug 30, Jeff Wombold rated it really liked it. This a very interesting book looking at the war in the Atlantic from the perspective of the German side. Sometimes it got a bit dull, but for the most part there was always something to learn about.

There is a lot of detail about events that happened that I didn't know about. I feel it is always good to know history from a perspective other than that of your own country. I can see that a lot of the innovations in the modern submarine technology came off German designs. Jan 03, Martin Cosby rated it it was amazing. Fascinating account of WW2 U-boat command and strategy, written by Hitler's eventual albeit brief successor in a disarmingly matter-of-fact way.

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!

But he did not realise this at the time. Surprisingly engaging. Dec 01, Nebras rated it it was amazing. Great book from a great commander.. I'm sure if Hitler give doenitz what he asked for the world wouldn't be like this one right now!

Jan 07, Arron Parker rated it it was amazing. A good insight to the U-boat war! Akash Laddha rated it really liked it Feb 12, Jilan Perera rated it really liked it Sep 21,

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The Memoirs of Karl Doenitz

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. 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 follows both his successes and failures through the Second World War, with great detail on the way the U-boat campaign was waged, as told by the man who invented U-boat tactics. Doenitz includes details of the U-boat campaigns during the Second World War as well as the opinions, ideas and commentary on the period. Of particular interest are the comments regarding British and American conduct during the war.

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Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz has been condemned by many as a fanatical Nazi leader; others have recognized him as one of the great military commanders - and one of the ablest - of World War Two. Neither of these controversial verdicts, however, can be deemed complete, for they ignore certain essential factors in his make-up. His formative years were spent in the Imperial German Navy, where he became inbued with the virtues of honourable behaviour, selfless devotion to duty, patriotism and unswerving loyalty to the regime. He served as a U-boat commander during the First World War and developed into a leader of the utmost vigour and forcefulness whose success was based upon determination, incisiveness and an inimitable charisma that won the hearts of his men. Always he channelled his whole, untiring energy into the task at hand. As Commander, U-Boats, he saw himself as responsible for the efficient conduct of the submarine war, looking after the welfare of his men, pursuing strategic and tactical developments, and presenting the needs of his arm of service as forcefully as possible to his commander-in-chief, Grand Admiral Raeder, and the 'Seekriegsleitung'. In January , Hitler whom he had met on but few occasions promoted him to the post that Raeder had occupied.

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