After the bitter lessons of German self-disarmament in 1919, Britain was far more alert and focused when it came to overseeing the disarmament of Germany's naval forces after World War II. This book shows how well-prepared the British were second time around.
"Madsen, a young Canadian scholar, has made excellent use of US, Canadian, British, and German archives in this fresh, detailed look at one aspect of the German surrender in May 1945".
The Northern Mariner
"…this is a well researched and valuable work which should be read by naval and Cold War historians alike."
The International History Review
"A most authoritative and, mercifully, readable study about the extinguishing of an old enemy."
War in History,2000
"Madsen"s case is built with care and on a solid corpus of research; the presentation is lucid and the argument cogent."
Canadian Journal of History,Aug 00
"an impressive start for a young scholar