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May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of Uboat.net The words...

September 22, 2010

The Bismarck and the Hood

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] On 19 May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck (below left), then the largest and most powerful battleship in the world, put to sea on a commerce raiding...