U-Boat Ace : The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Paperback)

Author: Vause, Jordan

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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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Publisher Naval Inst Pr
Mfg Part# 9781557508638
SKU 30782604
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1557508631
Release Date 12/1/2001
Table Of Contents <font size="+2">Contents </font> <p> <pre> List of Equivalent Ranks (World War II).............................ix Foreword............................................................xi Preface.............................................................xv Introduction.......................................................xix 1 Preparation.......................................................1 2 All Beginnings Are Difficult.....................................17 3 The Iron Cross Boat..............................................35 4 A Night of Long Knives...........................................51 5 The Balt and His Men.............................................69 6 The End of Happy Times...........................................81 7 Problems of Leadership...........................................97 8 &quot;Good Luck and Good Shooting!&quot;..................................113 9 The Second L&#252;th.................................................131 10 Death and Flying Fishes........................................147 11 The Long Patrol................................................165 12 Evening Song...................................................187 13 Afterward......................................................205 Notes..............................................................217 Bibliography.......................................................227 Index..............................................................231 </pre> <!--excerpt-->
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.75T
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Number of Pages 0264
Publisher US Naval Institute Press

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