‘Strange Effects’ out in the Desert

The submarine U-122 was a type IXB U-Boat of Nazi Germany’s Kriegsmarine, active during the early years of World War 2. She was launched on the 20th of December 1939 and commissioned roughly three months later under her first and only commander, one Korvettenkapitän Hans-Günther Looff. In June of 1940, she disappeared without trace. Her last… Continue reading ‘Strange Effects’ out in the Desert

A Colossus of the Deep

In the late November of 1861, just off the coast of Tenerife, the French steamer Alecton cruised its way toward Cayenne when the lookout on duty called out. Beside the ship, partly submerged beneath the waves, appeared to be a giant sea monster. It had several long arms, and a large, torpedo-shaped body. The captain,… Continue reading A Colossus of the Deep