U-boat 977

The Third Reich U-boat That Escaped to Argentina
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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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Product Details
  • 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
  • “With an informative introduction by Heinz Schaffer, U-Boat 977 is an invaluable and appreciated contribution to the growing library of World War II memoirs and biographers, making this new edition very highly recommended for the personal reading lists of dedicated military history buffs, as well as both community and academic library WWII Military History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.” —Midwest Book Review
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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