U-boat 977

The Third Reich U-boat That Escaped to Argentina
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Binding:Hardcover
Published:December 1, 2017
This is the story of U-977, the German submarine that escaped to Argentina at the end of World War II. Before surfacing near the west coast of Africa, the vessel had spent a remarkable sixty-six days submerged.
 
When it was first published in 1953, opinions were sharply divided between those who deplored the apparent extolling of a vicious form of warfare, and those who found Heinz Schaeffer's account a revealing picture of the German navy's training and methods.
 
The author depicts the grueling aspects of a submariner's life. In the final months of the war, Schaeffer and his crew came under constant attacks from Allied aircraft and surface ships.
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  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (December 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1784382490
  • ISBN-13: 9781784382490
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 X 9.3 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb
HEINZ SCHAEFFER joined the German navy at the very beginning of World War II after a boyhood spent mostly in small sailing boats. In 1944, Heinz Schaeffer took command of a new submarine, U-977. It was his last command.

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