Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Hitler's lost U-boat fleet found
No, it's not the one that took Adolf and Eva to their secret lair in Antarctica; it's a different lost fleet. The remains of three German U-boats have been found off the coast of Turkey at the bottom of the Black Sea. The submarines were hauled overland during the war to the Romanian coast to harass Soviet supply lines across the sea. When Romania changed sides near the end of the war, the boats were stranded with no friendly port and no way home. The crews scuttled the boats off the coast of Turkey and tried to make their way home on foot, but were all caught and interned by the neutral Turks. I love seeing these stories that bring attention to the obscure campaigns of the war.