By Baron Burkard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg, Jack Sweetman

This e-book chronicles the quick lifestyles and violent finish of the nice German capitol send Bismarck.

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At any rate, our class was discontinued, and on the evening of 23 August I was again underway in my auto, driving back to Kiel. Over the car radio I heard the unfathomable news of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact and reached Kiel in a state of inward excitement over the question of what this could mean. The members of the course were released to their parent units and, as for me a return to London was out of the question in the midst of the crisis, I was appointed a company commander of the midshipmen at the Mürwik Naval School.

Werner Rahn, Mürwik, Federal Republic of Germany; Dr. ), Ramsau, Federal Republic of Germany, who was the intelligence officer aboard the Prinz Eugen during Exercise Rhine; Herr Torsten Spiller of the Deutsche Dienststelle [WASt], Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany; and Mr. Tom Wharam, Cardiff, Wales. I want to convey my special thanks to those who have helped to prepare this new and expanded English-language edition. I am grateful to my translator, Dr. Jack Sweetman, who has succeeded admirably in retaining the flavor and spirit of my story; to Mr.

This expansion of the scope of the book has allowed me to utilize politically oriented entries in the personal diary of Captain R. N. T. Troubridge, British naval attaché in Berlin, 1936–39. The family of the late Captain Troubridge kindly granted me permission to use this record following the appearance of the English-language edition of the first edition of my book. His comments show Troubridge to have been an unusually sharpsighted observer of the German political scene in the years immediately before the war.

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