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Of course, he gives only a particular view into the facts, which has highlighted and hidden areas. Memours 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 doenihz arguments are not convincing, since the government he now headed had a history of doing more harm than good to those people.

An excelent book that should read every navy officer. The major German naval operation of the war was the invasion of Norway in April Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Memoirs of Ten Years and Twenty Days.

Karl Doenitz was a military man, gentleman, and deonitz who could trace his noble ancestry doenitx service to Germany then Prussia back some several centuries. Doenitz did a remarkable job of turning the memors on his would-be detractors, often shaming them into silence.


Paperbackpages. These considerations the bare survival of the German peoplewhich all pointed to the need for the creation of some sort of central government, took shape and form when I was joined by Graf Schwerin-Krosigk.

He believed the leaders of the air force Luftwaffe and SS Schutzstaffel had betrayed him. At about midnight he arrived, accompanied by six armed SS officers, and was received by my aide-de-camp, Walter Luedde-Neurath.

His promotion to lead what remained of the Third Reich for 20 days after Hitlers suicide in April of came as a shock to many, including Doenitz himself.

Karl Dönitz – Wikipedia

Portals Access related topics. Germany was prohibited by the Treaty of Versailles from having submarines. Not Enabled Word Wise: Remains discovered in Berlin in and conclusively identified in ; confirmed to have committed suicide on 2 May 2 Committed suicide on 15 October before sentence could be carried out 3 Found unfit to stand trial 4 Committed suicide on 25 October I watched him closely. Doenitz spent ten years in prison as a result of being on the losing side.

Byconstruction of new Type VIIs had improved to the point where operations were having a real effect on the British wartime economy. 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!

Military Misfortunes Vintage Books Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer []. We all know that Germany lost the conflict, but how did Doenitz keep the beleaguered Kriegsmarine relevant and potent for so long?

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. A great read, memokrs a little dry, but Karl isn’t a novelist so xoenitz to be expected. Eric rated it really liked it Oct 06, Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


The Reader’s Companion to Military Msmoirs. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The marked inferiority of the German surface fleet left submarine warfare as Germany’s primary naval option once war broke out. Nikita Smelov rated it liked it Feb 11, I can see that a lot of the innovations in the modern submarine technology came off German designs.

Memoirs Of Ten Years And Twenty Days. – DOENITZ Admiral

A good insight to the U-boat war! Please try again later. Friedrich Ebert Paul von Hindenburg.

Frontline Books 19 April Sold by: 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 memiirs in justifying himself, and thus avoids any reflective discussion. Cover of Time magazine 2 February