Download U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Bluejacket Books) by Jordan Vause PDF

By Jordan Vause

An unheard of determine within the heritage of the German military, Wolfgang Luth used to be certainly one of merely seven males within the Wehrmacht to win Germany's maximum wrestle ornament, the Knight's pass with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. At one time or one other he operated in virtually each theater of the undersea struggle, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, and have become the second one such a lot profitable German U-boat ace in international battle II, sinking greater than 220,000 a whole bunch service provider transport. A grasp within the artwork of army management, Luth used to be the youngest guy to be appointed to the rank of captain and the youngest to turn into commandant of the German Naval Academy. however, his accomplishments have been overshadowed by means of these of different nice aces, comparable to Prien, Kretschmer, and Topp.

The booklet of this booklet in hardcover in 1990 marked the 1st accomplished learn of Luth's existence. Jordan Vause corrects the lengthy overlook by means of offering an pleasing and authoritative biography that areas the ace within the context of the conflict at sea. This new paperback version contains corrections and extra details amassed via the writer during the last decade.

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