Yes, submarines can help end wars – when used properly. No, not you, Dönitz! Plus, a bone-chilling story.
Just when Karl Dönitz thinks he is finally winning the Battle of the Atlantic, the Allies deliver a stunning blow.
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines make their mark while US and allied subs retreat to safer waters. Meanwhile, a dramatic incident in the South Atlantic turns an already grim U-boat war even darker.
It’s early 1942 and Hitler has declared war on the United States.
Dönitz sends his U-boats to the mostly unprotected US east coast while slowly but surely the Allies start to implement new anti-submarine warfare technology.
March to December 1941. US president Roosevelt wanted to help Britain against the U-boat scourge but had to do so secretly. The result was a confusing, undeclared war against Germany. Meanwhile, more U-boats are finally coming online and the Battle...
May 1940 – February 1941. Even with his small fleet of U-boats, Karl Dönitz is making an impact while Germay’s new Italian friends join the fray. Meanwhile, Norway and France fall to the Nazis, providing Dönitz more bases to operate from...
It’s 1915. With the Imperial Navy locked safely inside its harbours, the Germans decide to unleash their U-boats in the first bout of unrestricted submarine warfare. It does not go well.
German U-boats weren’t the first to fire, but when they did, they shocked the world.
This episode is dedicated to Ron Leers. Rest in peace, dad.