Hitler’s naval commander Karl Donitz was a fanatical Nazi who would do anything to support the party’s despicable aims. After the war, he claimed he’d only been a sailor following orders, but James is determined to prove Donitz was a committed war criminal who earned his bloody role as Hitler’s successor.
In Munich, James kicks off the investigation in a U-boat and learns how Donitz masterminded Germany’s ruthless campaign on the high seas. A monument on Germany’s north coast reveals how Donitz’s wolf pack assault tactic nearly brought Britain to its knees. A memorial to slaughtered deserters in Hamburg reveals yet another side of the admiral’s cruelty. James explores the colossal bomb-proof bunker where a remorseless Donitz played his last desperate move. James ends his journey at the Flensburg Naval academy where Donitz’s brief role as Führer in the final days of the war came to an unceremonious end.