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To the Last Salute [NOOK Book]

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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 us 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.
 
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Overview


The Sound of Music endeared Georg von Trapp (1880–1947) and his singing family to the world, and it also showed us 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 the while maintaining a keen sense of the camaraderie of seamen from every corner of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A picture of a lost time, a portrait of a remarkable character, a window on early submarine warfare: Trapp’s story, in English for the first time, offers a rare combination of human interest, historical insight, and true life-and-death adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803206380
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 829,141
  • File size: 2 MB

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Elizabeth M. Campbell is the granddaughter of Georg von Trapp. A graduate of Middlebury College, she is the director of annual giving and communications at the Cotting School in Lexington, Massachusetts. Campbell lives outside Boston with her two children and their dog.
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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Excellent study of submarine warfare in WWI

    This first hand account by Captain van Trapp of Sound of Music fame, tells how it was for an Austrian submarine crew during WWI. Seen from his perspective, it is a good study of how he and his men fight a war none of them really want. They do it out of duty to their country which they do not see as wrong. It appears the rules of war, at least at the beginning, were much more civilized than today. For instance, before sinking a non-combatant ship such as a freighter, the crew is first warned and allowed to abandon ship. This is a good read.

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