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FRONT LINES

A LEGION MAGAZINE PODCAST

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Front Lines is a weekly podcast produced by Legion Magazine, Canada’s leading military history publication. Join writer Stephen J. Thorne each week for fascinating stories and compelling commentary on Canada’s rich military past and present.

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German U-boat crews abandon plans to scuttle; surrender instead

It was a cloudy afternoon on May 10, 1945, when four Canadian navy ships intercepted U-889 some 250 kilometres southeast of Cape Race, Nfld. The patrol aircraft that discovered the steaming German submarine circled overhead.


The war had been over less than a week and all German U-boats had been ordered to cease offensive operations, even before the surrender was formalized.


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Stephen J. Thorne

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Stephen J. Thorne is an award-winning writer, photographer, editor and broadcaster. He has reported extensively from war fronts in Kosovo and Afghanistan. His stories and photographs have been published worldwide and his work has anchored two major exhibitions at the Canadian War Museum. His honours over 40 years in journalism include three National Newspaper Awards, four RTNDA broadcast awards, two Canadian Press Stories of the Year, a Silver Medal in the 2019 National Magazine Awards and the first-ever Ross Munro Media Award for excellence in defence reporting.

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