- ISBN/SKU: 9781591142157
- Binding: Paperback
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 536
- Subject: Autobiography
- Date Available: August 2012
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These celebrated memoirs are the story of WWII, as told from the perspective of the German Navy’s Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz. Credited with inventing U-boat tactics, he recounts his experiences over ten years as a U-boat commander and his twenty days as President of Germany. Explaining the Nazi regime as a product of its time, he argues that he was not a politician and thus not morally responsible for the regime’s war crimes. He criticizes dictatorship as a fundamentally flawed form of government and blames it for much of the Nazi era’s failings.
Karl Doenitz was commissioned into the Imperial German Navy in 1910 and was the architect of the U-boat war for the Atlantic. After the death of Adolf Hitler, Doenitz was named President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.