The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 March 2007

234

The German submarine U-234 sailed from Kiel in March 1945, bound for Japan. Part of its cargo, interestingly enough, was U-235 — fissionable uranium, with which the Japanese hoped to build some nuclear weapons using German technology. The delivery was never made: U-234 surrendered on 9 May 1945, and two Japanese passengers aboard committed suicide rather than turn themselves over to the Allies. For them, it was personal.

What's more, Carnival of the Vanities #234, says Kehaar, is personal, in that he's tied his own commentary to some of the posts received. I recommend it to any persons reading.

Posted at 1:11 PM to Blogorrhea