German submarine U-995 was a German Type VIIC/41 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine. She was laid down on 25 November 1942 by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany, and commissioned on 16 September 1943 with Oberleutnant Walter Köhntopp in command.
U-boats were German submarines that caused havoc in World War Two during the Battle of the Atlantic. U-boats were so damaging that Winston Churchill commented that it was the only time in World War Two that he thought Britain would have to contemplate surrendering.
German poster,1915: L’Entente Cordiale. (It depicts Britain as a huge spider attacking “Turquie” while eating a French soldier and with a German eagle sitting regally and proudly overhead, Uncle Sam and two others tied up in web in background. Note the German submarine in the Sea of Marmora.)