GRAND ADMIRAL KARL DOENITZ

GRAND ADMIRAL KARL DOENITZ (1891–1980)

The Commander of the famed U-Boat ‘wolf pack’ in WWII, Doenitz was made Commander-in-Chief of the German navy in 1943. At Hitler’s death he was named his successor and became the last President of the Third Reich. It was a position that no-one wanted any longer and for the rest of his life Doenitz never forgave Albert Speer for having advocated him for the position. After the war, Doenitz was condemned to ten years in Spandau Prison for war crimes.

Read more in Golden Boy: The Albert Speer Story by Paula Astridge