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Erich Johann Albert Raeder (1876 – 1960) was a naval leader in Germany before and during WW2. Raeder attained the highest possible naval rank—that of Großadmiral (Grand Admiral) — in 1939, becoming the first person to hold that rank since Alfred von Tirpitz. Raeder led the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) for the first half of the war; he resigned in 1943 and was replaced by Karl Dönitz. He was sentenced to life in prison at the Nuremberg Trials, but was released early due to failing health.

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Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in World War 1 History: MARCH 16, 1916 : GERMAN ADMIRAL ALFRED VON TIRPITZ RESIGNS

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in World War 1 History: MARCH 16, 1916 : GERMAN ADMIRAL ALFRED VON TIRPITZ RESIGNS

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German & British naval officers at the Royal Yacht Club Queenstown (now Cobh) County Cork Ireland in 1900. They include Prince Heinrich of Prussia (second from the left) Admiral Eduard von Capelle (third from the left) Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (fourth from the left). [800x671]

Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia (1888-1918), Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930) & Helmuth Johannes Loudwig von Moltke (1848-1916) (b/w photo)