Miscellaneous Records

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Essay - The Conduct of the War at Sea

A translation of Admiral Dönitz' review of the German Navy's participation in World War II and his opinions on the causes of defeat - originally dictated to and typed by Colonel-General Jodl in the summer of 1945

Report - Considerations for the Employment of the Type XXI

Translation of a July 1944 report from Admiral Dönitz to training agencies and U-boaters with theoretical considerations on the employment of the Type XXI boat.

Leadership Lecture given by Kapitän zur See Wolfgang Lüth on December, 17 1943

Seizure of the MS Odenwald by USS Salem and Somers, November 6, 1941

Records of the seizure and salvage of the Odenwald and the internment of her crew.  The first prisoner of war taken by U.S. Forces in WWII came from the crew of this vessel.

VIII Bomber Command Raid on Lorient France, October 21, 1942

Headquarters VIII Bomber Command Report on October 21 Operations, dated 30 December 1942

Sinking of H.M.S. Royal Oak

British Naval Intelligence Department report on the sinking of H.M.S. Royal Oak by U-47 (Post war report from captured documents)

Anti-submarine Warfare Operations Research Group Report 27

Anti-submarine Operations by CVE Based Aircraft, dated April 1, 1944

Dogs in the U-boat War (on the light side)

Photographs and stories of dogs in the U-boat War.