Sharkhunters Member ERICH TOPP (118-1985) was one of only five U-Boaters to earn the KNIGHTS CROSS with OAK LEAF and CROSSED SWORDS, and was the 3rd most successful submarine Skipper in World War Two. He sank the first American warship (USS REUBEN JAMES) a month before Pearl Harbor.
TOPP speaks about the REUBEN JAMES; compares submarine tactics between WW II and today’s modern submarines; and discusses the Treaty of Versailles and what effect that had on the outbreak of WW II.
What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz? Of his fellow Skippers? What makes a good sub Skipper? Those topics and more are addressed in this DVD.