Sunday, May 9

World War II: the bizarre story of when Hemingway went hunting Nazi submarines in Cuba

  • Jose Carlos Cueto
  • BBC World News


Hemingway carried out an operation that, if he had achieved his objective, could cost him his life.

Writer, journalist, fond of fishing, hunting and bullfighting and also a German submarine chaser during World War II in Cuba.

Ernest Hemingway’s resume rarely disappoints.

In Cuba, the novelist not only lived through many of his most prolific years, but also some of his most courageous and reckless adventures.

By 1941, historians say, Nazism had already penetrated the island. They had paramilitary training centers, held secret meetings and they had deployed a fleet of submarines around to carry out espionage operations.

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