Admiral Dönitz inspects a German U-boat crew

UFA German Newsreel footage from 31st January 1940

“Again and again foreign newspapers report upon the success of the German U-Boots. In the last weeks at least 90,000 tons of shipping has been sunk. Here a successful submarine has returned to the Homeland.

Admiral Dönitz, the commander of the U-Boot fleet, awards some of the brave sailors with the Iron Cross.”

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