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Otto Kretschmer : the life of Germany's highest-scoring U-boat commander

Author: Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprehensive biography of 'Silent Otto' from his English schooling to his death in 1998, First-person material from Kretschmer and his Kriegsmarine colleagues, Details of every combat by Kretschmer's U-boats, Patrol charts reproduced from Kretschmer's original War Diaries, Covers his capture, escape attempts and controversial activities as a prisoner Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Otto Kretschmer; Otto Kretschmer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Paterson
ISBN: 1591146976 9781591146971
OCLC Number: 1005453781
Description: xix, 268 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Between the Wars --
Command: War in the North Sea with U23 --
1940 --
Into the Atlantic with U99 --
Lorient --
Oak Leaves --
The Final Patrol --
Captivity --
Canada.
Other Titles: Life of the Third Reich's highest scoring U-boat commander
Responsibility: Lawrence Paterson.

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Otto Kretschmer was only in combat from September 1939 until March 1941 but was Germany's highest-scoring U-boat commander sinking 47 ships totaling 274,333 tons. This definitive work details his  Read more...

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