Black Flag: The Surrender of Germany's U-Boat Forces on Land by Lawrence Paterson

By Lawrence Paterson

On the eve of Germany's give up in may possibly 1945, Grossadmiral Karl Dönitz commanded millions of unswerving and lively males of the U-boat carrier. nonetheless totally armed and unbroken in morale, enclaves of those males occupied bases stretching from Norway to France, the place cadres of U-boat males fought on in ports that confounded besieging Allied troops to the final. At sea U-boats nonetheless operated on a battle footing round Britain, the coasts of the USA and so far as Malaya.

Following the contract to give up, those huge formations had to be disarmed - usually by way of markedly inferior forces - and the boats at sea situated and escorted into the harbours in their erstwhile enemies. Neither aspect knew solely what to anticipate, and plenty of of the encounters have been demanding; often times there have been unsavoury incidents, and tales of worse. for plenty of Allied team of workers it used to be their first glimpse of the scary U-boat risk and either side have been compelled to workout massive restraint to prevent compromising the phrases of Germany's quit.

One of the final yet so much dramatic acts of the naval struggle, the tale of the way the quit used to be dealt with hasn't ever been taken care of at size sooner than. This publication uncovers a lot new fabric concerning the strategy itself and the ruthless aftermath for either the crews and their boats.

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