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To the last salute : memories of an Austrian U-Boat commander

Author: Georg von Trapp
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Captain von Trapp's narrative of his wartime U-boat exploits has lurked in the German and French for generations and now finds an adequate translator into English in one of his granddaughters. He emerges from his account as a man of great skill, considerable compassion (even for his victims), and sufficient tact and tolerance to handle the kind of polyglot crews that sailed in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, Austrian
Named Person: Georg von Trapp
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georg von Trapp
ISBN: 9780803246676 0803246676
OCLC Number: 70866865
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xxvii, 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Meet the Real Captain von Trapp xiii --
The World of To the Last Salute xxiii --
1 Between the Islands 1 --
2 U-Boats Mobilized 4 --
3 Leon Gambetta 11 --
4 Letters 26 --
5 Envy 30 --
6 Trip to the Hinterland 32 --
7 The Bomb Exploded 35 --
8 Poor Austrians! 36 --
9 Giuseppe Garibaldi 39 --
10 Nereide 41 --
11 The Prize 52 --
12 Gasoline Stupor 55 --
13 America Bluffs 60 --
14 The First Depth Charges 61 --
15 Heroes 63 --
16 Curie 65 --
17 The Oil Spill 67 --
18 Deck Paint 77 --
19 Bypassing the Official Channels 84 --
20 Unrestricted U-Boat War 89 --
21 Reconstruction in the Arsenal 90 --
22 The First Steamers 94 --
23 Transmission of Orders 100 --
24 Fog 103 --
25 The Two Greeks 107 --
26 Salute to Africa 111 --
27 One Comes, the Other Goes 112 --
28 Gjenovic 116 --
29 Otranto 123 --
30 Loot 128 --
31 Entertainment on Board 137 --
32 U-Boat Trap 141 --
33 Sheet Lightning 149 --
34 Bravo, Bim! 153 --
35 Autumn Journey 155 --
36 Internal Duty 163 --
37 Intermezzo 166 --
38 In the East 167 --
39 The Fire Goes Out 171 --
40 Durazzo 180 --
41 To the Last Salute 183.
Other Titles: Bis zum letzten Flaggenschuss.
Responsibility: Georg von Trapp ; translated and with an introduction by Elizabeth M. Campbell ; with an essay by Robert C. Lendt.
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'The Sound of Music' endeared Georg von Trapp (1880-1947) and his singing family to the world, and it also showed us how desperately the Nazis wanted Captain von Trapp for their navy. In 'To the Last  Read more...

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