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U-Boat 977 - The U-Boat that Escaped to Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer.- U-Boat - Art .com
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U-Boat 977 - The U-Boat that Escaped to Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer.


U-Boat 977 - The U-Boat that Escaped to Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer.

U-boat 977 was the German submarine that escaped to Argentina at the end of World War Two. This epic journey started from Bergen in Norway, where in April 1945 it was temporarily based, and took three and a half months to complete. Because of continuing Allied naval activity the commander decided to make the first part of the journey under water. Before surfacing near the west coast of Africa U-977 had spent a remarkable sixty-six days submerged! It was inevitable that when U-977s journey and escape to Argentina and its port of Mar del Plata became known it would be the centre of rumour and theory. Why did U-977 make this long journey of escape when, for Germany, the war was over? Was it because it was carrying Nazi gold to continue the fight? Were escaping Nazi leaders on board? Was Hitler on board? The stories were many and for years, after the end of WWII provided material for novelists, film-makers and historians alike. Heinz Schaeffer, the commander of U-977, has written a full account of his earlier career that culminated in this last command. It depicts the gruelling aspects of a submariners life aboard a vessel that was subjected to the harsh conditions of the seas and oceans. As an experienced commander Schaeffer took part in many of the decisive U-boat operations in the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In the final months of the war, and in common with most surviving U-boat commanders, Schaeffer and his crew came under constant attacks from Allied aircraft and surface ships. The final part of U-boat 977 is Schaeffers account of the journey to Argentina and lays to rest some of the more fanciful stories that followed its arrival.
Item Code : BK8877U-Boat 977 - The U-Boat that Escaped to Argentina by Heinz Schaeffer. - This Edition
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