Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Born in Berlin in 1891, Karl Donitz was 27-years-old when he obtained his first command of a U-boat (or ‘Unterseeboote’) in 1918. Some months later, a technical fault plunged the U-boat into trouble off the island of Malta and he was captured by the Royal Navy....