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Last U-boat captain dies

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  • Member since
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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Last U-boat captain dies
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:11 PM
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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:43 AM

The DKM was somewhat respectable in it's time, and history can record that some of it's senior staff were at least resistant to Nazism, Hardegen among them.

It's impossible to not share the guilt of those you serve. Hardegen seems to have devoted the rest of his life to public service and not have been recorded as unwavering in his belief in the evil cause. Absent that, I would ignore his death as one less bad actor.

He would have been an interesting person to meet.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:25 AM

Interesting article.  Thanks for posting.  As for Hardegen - good riddance.



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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:47 AM

Thank for posting castel. He was lucky to survive the war, 75% of those brave men didn't.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410


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