Doenitz

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Doe·nitz

also Dö·nitz  (dœ′nĭts), Karl 1891-1980.
German naval officer who was chief naval commander during World War II and briefly headed the German government after the death of Adolf Hitler (1945).
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Doenitz

(German ˈdøːnɪts)
n
(Biography) a variant spelling of Dönitz
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'What?' 'Never mind.' 'Karl Donitz was a simple sailor,' said the older farmer.
Towards the end of 1940, Admiral Karl Donitz, Officer Commanding U-boats, introduced the wolf-pack system of using several U-boats to attack a convoy at night on the surface.
And they discovered that during the First World War it housed Admiral Karl Donitz - who became head of the Nazi regime after Hitler's suicide in the Second World War.
In 2012 Taylor was found guilty of 11 counts of "aiding and abetting" war crimes and crimes against humanity, making him the first head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal since Karl Donitz at the Nuremberg Trials.
He tells the story of the attempts by the German navy and air force to coordinate operations so as to maneuver Admiral Karl Donitz's U-boats into position to savage Allied convoys.
For news had spread on Monday May 7th that the surrender had been signed by Grand Admiral Karl Donitz, the new German president.
Germany's surrender, therefore, was authorised by his successor, Reichsprasident Karl Donitz.
Even the book's catchy title is somewhat misleading, considering the authors' basic and convincing contention that Admiral Karl Donitz was not particularly focusing the campaign on tankers and Allied oil supply but rather following a simpler "tonnage strategy" according to which any sunken Allied ship was undermining the enemy's war effort (p.
Germany's surrender was authorised by his successor, Reichsprasident Karl Donitz.
Vice Admiral Karl Donitz, commander in chief of the U-boat Force, knew that if he could strangle Britain by cutting off her lifeline of supplies and materiel from the United States, the America-Anglo alliance would be compromised.
On April 30, 1945, the intelligence ocer heard on German radio news that Hitler had committed suicide and Grand Admiral Karl Donitz had been named as his successor.
Reichelt replied with a response that Admiral Karl Donitz (who had been named by Hitler as his successor ruling the battered remains of Nazi Germany from the tiny Baltic port of Flensberg for 22 days) had given him.