World War II

UNFRIENDLY FIRE

HE THIRD REICH’S CRIMES against its own armed forces remain an overlooked subject in World War II literature. In , history professor Eric C. Rust brilliantly illuminates the unlikely chain of events that led a loyal and talented German U-boat

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