Naval Officers under Hitler: The Story of Crew 34

Synopsis

This book is the collective biography of 318 men who joined the German Navy in 1934 to become professional officers. Eric C. Rust traces the lives and mentality of these men from their upbringing in the Weimar Republic through their post-war careers. Unique in its subject matter and methodology in both German and international military historiography, Naval Officers Under Hitler is a professional, political, and psychological group portrait based largely on personal interviews and correspondence as well as archival material.