“MEMOIRS: TEN YEARS And TWENTY DAYS” A Documentary of the Nazi Twilight. An authorized condensation (or abridged) of the famous “Ten Years and Twenty Days.” By Admiral Karl Doenitz. A former World War I U-boat commander, Karl Doenitz became the leader of the dreaded German U-boat campaign in World War II. In his book, Doenitz tells the true and fascinating story of Germany’s aggressive submarine war against the Allies. His “wolf-pack” tactics resulted in a handful of U-boats sinking 14.5 million tons of ships and nearly deciding the Battle of the Atlantic. 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 World War II; the Normandy invasion; the July 1944 bomb plot; his encounters with Admiral Raeder, Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Heinrich Himmler, and Adolf Hitler; as well as his own brief tenure as the last Fuhrer. Upon Adolph Hitler’s death in May of 1945, Karl Doenitz takes over as the new leader of Germany and negotiated their surrender. He was sentenced to ten years in prison by the Nuremburg Tribunal in 1946. Doenitz was released from prison in October 1956. Karl Doenitz died on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1980 at the age of 89. 1961 Paperback edition (now out-of-print) 220 pages, no photos, maps, or index. Face of book has some minor surface (printed area) damage as noted in the above photo.
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