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Germany’s last surviving U-Boat captain – decorated twice by Hitler for bravery after sinking 27 Allied ships – gets modern military honour

Germany’s last surviving U-Boat captain who helped sink dozens of U.S. and British ships has been honoured by the modern military in his homeland seven decades after he was twice decorated by Hitler for bravery. Reinhard Hardegen, 99, was one of the most successful commanders during Operation Drumbeat, when Nazi submarines attacked merchant ships along the east coast of North America. Some 3.1 million tons of ships were sunk for the loss of 22 Nazi subs during seven months in 1942, which German commanders nicknamed the ‘American shooting season’. for more click here

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