Item description for The Nazi: Coming of Age in Hitler's Germany and the Voyage of the U-859 by Arthur Baudzus...
Arthur Baudzus was ten when Hitler came to power and only 23 when the Nazi regime collapsed. In this fascinating memoir, Baudzus recalls what it was like growing up in those turbulent times. Exempt from conscription because of his job in a shipyard, Baudzus later joined the Navy and was posted to U-859 as an electrician for her six-month voyage from Kiel to the Japanese held Malayan port of Penang. U-859, and her cargo of mercury, was sunk by a torpedo from HMS Trenchant less than an hour from her destintion, and Baudzus had to swim up from the shattered hulk, then spent the next 24 hours floating in the Malacca Straits before being rescued by the Japanese. He was one of only 20 survivors.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Riverdale Books
ISBN 1932606130 ISBN13 9781932606133