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Karl Dönitz

(1891—1980)


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(1891–1981)

German admiral and U-boat commander. He developed the “pack” system of submarine attack in the early years of World War II. He was appointed grand admiral (1943), commander in chief of the navy, and, after Hitler's death, chancellor of Germany. He was imprisoned for war crimes (1946–56).

Subjects: Military History.


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