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Surrender of the German submarine U-889 off Shelburne, Nova Scotia, May 13, 1945.

Surrender of the German submarine U-889 off Shelburne, Nova Scotia, May 13, 1945.

Scenes of ‘Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II | LIFE.com

Scenes of ‘Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II | LIFE.com

U-47 was a German Type VII-B U-boat that was commanded by submarine ace Gunther Prien. Prien's greatest achievement was to sneak his U-boat into the British harbour of Scapa Flow, not 6 weeks into the war, sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak with the loss of over 800 lives. U-47 carried out a number of highly successful patrols and is credited with sinking or damaging well over 200,000 tonnes of shipping and warships. She disappeared on 7 March 1941 whilst operating west of Ireland, likely…

U-47 was a German Type VII-B U-boat that was commanded by submarine ace Gunther Prien. Prien's greatest achievement was to sneak his U-boat into the British harbour of Scapa Flow, not 6 weeks into the war, sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak with the loss of over 800 lives. U-47 carried out a number of highly successful patrols and is credited with sinking or damaging well over 200,000 tonnes of shipping and warships. She disappeared on 7 March 1941 whilst operating west of Ireland, likely…

U-96 1942 on patrol, emblem of the 7th Flotille now commanded by Leutnant zur See Hans Jurgen Hellreigel

U-96 1942 on patrol, emblem of the 7th Flotille now commanded by Leutnant zur See Hans Jurgen Hellreigel

A German civilian looks at a newly placed poster of Stalin on the Unter-den-Linden in Berlin, 1945.

A German civilian looks at a newly placed poster of Stalin on the Unter-den-Linden in Berlin, 1945.

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