The incredible story of the mystery U-Boats of WWII! Graddon first chronicles the story of the mysterious U-33 that landed in Scotland in 1940 and involved the top-secret Enigma device. He then looks at U-Boat special missions during and after WWII, including U-Boat trips to Antarctica; U-Boats with the curious cargos of liquid mercury; the journey of the Spear of Destiny via U-Boat; the “Black Subs” and more. Chapters and topics include: U-33: The Official Story; The First Questions; Survivors and Deceased; August 1985–the Story Breaks; The Carradale U-Boat; The Tale of the Bank Event; In the Wake of U-33; Wrecks; The Greenock Lairs; The Mystery Men; “Brass Bounders at the Admiralty”; Captain’s Log; Max Schiller through the Lens; Rudolf Hess; Otto Rahn; U-Boat Special Missions; Neu-Schwabenland and Station; Mercury Rising; The Holy Lance; U-Boats In Scotland—Fact In Fiction; Admiral Karl Donitz and the U-Boat Fleet; U33: Argo of the Grail; The Female Pope; U-Boats with cargoes of liquid mercury, more.
THE MYSTERY OF U-33: Hitler’s Secret Envoy By Nigel Graddon. 351 Pages. 6x9 Paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography.
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