By Walter Ludde-Neurath
Walter Ludde-Neurath used to be an comprehensive officer, who served with quite a few torpedo boats and destroyers, slowly emerging during the ranks. In September 1944 he used to be chosen to be the recent adjutant to Grand Admiral Donitz. He loved a detailed courting with Donitz over what proved to be a vital interval: the formation and dissolution of the Flensburg executive (named after the headquarters Donitz used to be utilizing on the time of the appointment).
The memoir info the discussions in the new cupboard, which used to be created after Hitler’s suicide, and files how Donitz believed he could rule a brand new Germany and achieve an lodging with the Allies. Ludde-Neurath information the struggling with among the applicants - particularly, the war of words of Donitz with Himmler (for which Donitz stored a revolver inside his reach).
Ludde-Neurath was once current whilst the British Royal Hussars conducted Operation Blackout, surrounding and arresting the fledgling executive and files how Donitz used to be requested if he had any remark. Donitz spoke back: ‘Any phrases will be superfluous' and used to be taken into custody.
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