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U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Paperback)
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U-Boat Ace: The Story of Wolfgang Luth (Paperback)

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Paperback 235 Pages / Published: 30/11/2001
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An exceptional figure in the history of the German Navy, Wolfgang Luth was one of only seven men in the Wehrmacht to win Germany's highest combat decoration, the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. At one time or another he operated in almost every theatre of the undersea war, from Norway to the Indian Ocean, and became the second most successful German U-boat ace in World War II, sinking more than 220,000 tons of merchant shipping.

A master in the art of military leadership, Luth was the youngest man to be appointed to the rank of captain and the youngest to become commandant of the German Naval Academy. Nevertheless, his accomplishments were overshadowed by those of other great aces, such as Prien, Kretschmer, and Topp.

The publication of this book in hardcover in 1990 marked the first comprehensive study of Luth's life. Jordan Vause corrects the long neglect by providing an entertaining and authoritative biography that places the ace in the context of the war at sea.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781557508638
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 152 x 227 x 17 mm

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