The author has written five books about Nazi Germany and WWII with special interest in bravery awards. The Knight’s Cross was Germany’s highest award for courage, but divided into a number of categories – Highly Recommended
NAME: The U-Boat Commanders, Knight's Cross Holders 1939-1945 FILE: R2927 AUTHOR: Jeremy Dixon PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 323 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: German Navy, Kriegsmarine, submarine service, U-boats, U-Boat Commanders, merchant ships, warships, ships sunk. Knight's Cross, bravery awards, WWII, World War Two, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Nazi Germany
IMAGE: B2927.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yxhycvtv LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The author has written five books about Nazi Germany and WWII with special interest in bravery awards. The Knight's Cross was Germany's highest award for courage, but divided into a number of categories – Highly Recommended The submarine service, along with the British and US bomber crews, was a primary strategic weapon during WWII. Also, like the bomber crews, U-boat crews suffered enormous casualties. Just setting to sea or taking off to bomb Germany was an act of exceptional courage. The award of medals to some of the crews was almost irrelevant because it was such a small percentage of the total number not only demonstrating exceptional courage, by setting out once more, but because each new mission reduced the chances of survival. The author has provided well-research text, together with a large number of images from archive stocks. This is both a recognition of extreme courage and a graphic insight into the skill, determination, persistence, raw courage, and comradeship.