At war's end, the remains of the German Navy was pressed into British service, with a flotilla of small craft and 27,000 sailors used to help clear tens of thousands of sea mines from NW Europe. Hundreds of German sailors would die performing this task under Allied command until 1951.
Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton
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