Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234

Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234

while U-234 slipped out of a Norwegian harbor in March 1945 destined for Japan, it was once loaded with essentially the most technically complex weaponry and digital detection units of the period, besides a decide upon crew of officers. En course, notice got here that Germany had surrendered, and the boat's commander without notice came upon himself with a rogue submarine, a beneficial collection of shipment, and eastern naval officials nonetheless at battle. This dramatic account of the voyage bargains an fascinating examine the participants involved.

One of those contributors used to be Luftwaffe basic Ulrich Kessler, who used to be a member of Von Stauffeberg's Valkyrie conspiracy to assassinate of Hitler. Kessler used to be aboard U-234 to flee the wrath of Hitler, simply because he were tabbed through Von Stauffeberg to switch Hermann Goering because the commander of the Luftwaffe.

Scalia attracts on U.S. military interrogation documents, eu and jap records, and interviews with former U-234 team participants and different principals to boost an entire portrait of the gang. He additionally evaluates the expertise of the armament on board, which incorporated 560 kg. of uranium oxide, whose presence maintains to impress questions about a Nazi plan to construct an atom bomb in Japan.

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