Germany's Last Mission to Japan : the Failed Voyage of U-234.
- ISBN: 9781612515250 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1612515258 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (295 pages)
- Publisher: New York : Naval Institute Press, 2014.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Table of Contents; Foreword by Jurgen Rohwer; Preface; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; PART I: EVOLUTION OF THE LAST VOYAGE; 1. Genesis: German-Japanese Cooperation; 2. The Last Boat; 3. The Problem of Surrender; 4. Portsmouth; PART II: THE NEW WORLD; 5. The General; 6. The Problem of Air Defense; 7. Donitz's Naval Mission; 8. The Scientist; 9. The Men from Messerschmitt; Conclusion; Appendix: U-234's Uranium Oxide; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
|Summary, etc.:|| When U-234 slipped out of a Norwegian harbor on her maiden voyage in March 1945, the submarine carried a precious assortment of armaments and a select group of officials destined for Japan. En route came word that Germany had surrendered, and the boat's commander, Johann Heinrich Fehler, suddenly found himself in a rogue submarine. U-234 was not only loaded with the most technically advanced weaponry and electronic detection devices of the era, but also two Japanese naval officers still at war with the Allies who preferred death to surrender. This dramatic account of the fateful voyage of.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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