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Mystery of U-33 : Hitler'S Secret Envoy - Nigel Graddon

Mystery of U-33

Hitler'S Secret Envoy


Published: 15th October 2010
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World War II historian Nigel Graddon chronicles a number of mysterious U-Boat missions that took place both during and after the war. He details the strange landing of U-33 in Scotland in 1940, which involved the top-secret Enigma encoding device. He then looks at other special U-Boat missions involving the Third Reich - trips to Antarctica, curious cargoes of liquid mercury, the journey of the Spear of Destiny, the 'Black Subs' and more. Learn the extraordinary secrets of the Mystery U-Boats: - How the amazing story of U-33 and the Enigma device was kept secret for decades by the British military. - Mystery men and the U-Boats - Max Schiller, Rudolf Hess, Otto Rahn and others who played a role in the missions of the secret submarines. - Special missions to South America and Antarctica with mini-fleets of U-Boats. - The strange U-Boats with cargoes of liquid mercury. Where was this mercury headed and what was its ultimate purpose? - U-530, the Holy Lance and Hitler's secret 'Shrangri-La' in Antarctica. - Why was Scotland a centre for U-Boat activity? - Admiral Karl Donitz - Hitler's successor as Fuhrer - and the U-Boat fleets. Thoroughly documented with photographs and official records!

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. 1
On Record
U-33: the Official Storyp. 8
The First Questionsp. 46
Survivors and Deceasedp. 58
Off Record
August 1985-the story breaksp. 74
The Carradale U-boatp. 82
The Tail of the Bank Eventp. 91
In the wake of U-33p. 100
"We, the people..."p. 108
Wrecksp. 130
The Greenock Lairsp. 137
The Mystery Menp. 158
"Brass Bounders at the Admiralty"p. 167
Captain's Logp. 176
Max Schiller through the Lensp. 180
U-Boat Special Missions
Neu-Schwabenland and Station 211p. 196
Mercury Risingp. 205
The Holy Lancep. 209
U-boats in Scotland-Fact in Fictionp. 215
What happened...?p. 228
...when U-33 went through?p. 240
...and why?p. 253
U-33: Argo of the Grailp. 285
The Female Popep. 309
Appendixp. 318
Bibliographyp. 334
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ISBN: 9781935487104
ISBN-10: 1935487108
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49