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Title: Admiral Karl Donitz

Description: Admiral Karl Donitz (AKA: Karl Doenitz; September 16, 1891-December 24, 1980), right, congratulates U-boat officers on their return from convoy routes in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II in 1942; U-boat is English for the German word U-Boot, meaning German military submarines used in World War I and World War II; they were used mainly against Allied shipping, especially merchant convoys bringing supplies from the British Empire and the United States to the islands of Great Britain during World War II; Donitz commanded the German submarine fleet in World War II, then later the entire German Navy; in the final days of the war, Hitler named Donitz as his successor; after Hitler committed suicide, Donitz assumed the office of President of Nazi Germany, a post he held for only about twenty days when Germany surrendered to the Allies; at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Donitz was convicted of war crimes and served ten years in prison; the story of U-boats in WWII was dramatized in many films, including the 1943 film Action in the North Atlantic; the 1943 film Corvette K-225; the 1953 film The Cruel Sea; the 1957 film The Enemy Below; the 1981 film Das Boot (The Boat); the 2000 film U-571; and the 2004 film In Enemy Hands;

Category: World War II

Topic: Germany

Keywords: attacks, fascism, fascists, films, First World War, German admirals, German Navy, German submarines, Germans, Germany, The Great War, military offenses, motion pictures, movies, National Socialism, Nazi Germany, Nazi German Navy, Nazis, Nazism, Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, prison, Second World War, submarines, Third Reich, tyrants, war crimes, wars of aggression, World War I, World War II, WWI, WWII, 1940s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1200 x 911 (1.09 MPixels) (1.32)

Print Size: 10.2 x 7.7 cm; 4.0 x 3.0 inches

File Size: 3.16 MB (3,314,188 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000011322

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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