From: Ontario, Canada
Hey Gang, first of all I am a Canadian Air Force Brat, so Navy is way beyond my area of expertise.....
Anyhow, preparing my 10 year old Nephew's (Godson) Confirmation for tomorrow and took some time to look at the History channel Remembrance Day Documentaries and he was totally into it: then started asking me some questions that I was unsure of the answers, so where is to get the best answers is to come here...........to the best Military Experts in the Online World.
When WW2 ended, many if not all the German U-Boats in the North Atlantic surrendered to various Navies: Canadian, Yank, Brit and probably many other Allied Navies.
1 - What ever happened to all those Subs after they surrendered? Where they all sank or is scuttled the proper term? Made razor blades out off, or where any kept as museum pieces, and if so where? As I can't think of one place where you can actually see an original German U-Boat.
2 - They mentioned that instead of the German Swastika flag, the Germans flew Blag Flags, what does that black flag mean exactly? Is that the equivalent off the "white surrender" flag that many of us all know? Or is it something completely different?
Thanks in advance Gang, as David awaits answers form the "experts"
Next I will have him watch "Greatest Tank Battles" and this story: In February 1945, the First Canadian Army launches an attack to cross the Rhine and enter the German heartland. This is the story of the struggle for the Hochwald Gap – the final obstacle blocking the Allies, which the Germans are determined to hold at any cost.
He may have more. So happy to see someone so interested in our past.
It is much harder to think about doing something than actually doing it!