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The Odyssey of A U-Boat Commander: Recollections of Erich Topp
Admiral Topp's memoirs reflect the faith, hopes, errors, and transformations in a man's life, indeed those of a whole generation whose understanding of history and ideology were held captive by the myth of power. The terrible annihilation in World War II and, even more so, the unimaginable destructive potential of nuclear weapons, have resulted in a change in the use of po ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published July 13th 1992 by Praeger
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Some of the best stuff is the stories of what happens after the surrender which actually makes up the majority of this book. Topp has probably the most interesting post war stories leading up to his eventual command of the East German Navy and his role in it's reconstruction.