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To the Last Salute

Memories of an Austrian U-Boat Commander

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To the Last Salute by Georg von Trapp
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The Sound of Music endeared Georg von Trapp (1880-1947) and his singing family to the world, and it also showed how desperately the Nazis wanted Captain von Trapp for their navy. In To the Last Salute we learn why. Trapp's own story of his exploits as a submarine commander during the First World War is as exciting as it is instructive, bringing to stirring life a little-known chapter in the naval history of that war. In his many guises, Trapp describes life as captain of Austro-Hungarian U-boats in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, emerging by turn as the Imperial Austrian naval officer, the witty observer of international politics, and the indefatigable and ultimately heartbroken patriot opposing the Allied enemy. He relates deadly duels with submarine sweepers, narrow escapes and excruciatingly close calls, and the spectacular sinking of cargo and war ships-all while maintaining a keen sense of the camaraderie of seamen from every corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Trapp's story, in English for the first time, offers a rare combination of human interest, historical insight, and true life-and-death adventure.

Author Biography

Elizabeth M. Campbell is the granddaughter of Georg von Trapp. A graduate of Middlebury College, she is the director of advancement at the Cotting School in Lexington, Massachusetts. Campbell lives outside Boston.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2009
Contributors
Introduction by Elizabeth M. Campbell Translated by Elizabeth M. Campbell
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
33 photographs, map, figure
Imprint
Bison Books
Pages
224
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9780803213500
Product ID
3083996

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