U-BOAT ACE

The Story of Wolfgang Luth
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Binding:Paperback
Published:November 2, 2001
by Jordan Vause (Author)

An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. At one time or another he operated in almost every theater of the undersea war, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, and became the second most successful German U-boat ace in World War II, sinking more than 220,000 tons of merchant shipping. A master in the art of military leadership, Luth was the youngest man to be appointed to the rank of captain and the youngest to become commandant of the German Naval Academy. Nevertheless, his accomplishments were overshadowed by those of other great aces, such as Prien, Kretschmer, and Topp.

The publication of this book in hardcover in 1990 marked the first comprehensive study of Luth's life. Jordan Vause corrects the long neglect by providing an entertaining and authoritative biography that places the ace in the context of the war at sea. This new paperback edition includes corrections and additional information collected by the author over the past decade.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Submarines
  • Paperback : 236 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 2, 2001)
  • ISBN-10: 1557508631
  • ISBN-13: 9781557508638
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 12.96 oz

Jordan Vause is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He now lives in the San Diego area and works as a quality engineer. "Wolf," first published in 1997, was the second of two books he wrote on the subject of the U-boat war in general and the character of the U-boat commander specifically.

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