Erich Raeder

 Erich Raeder

On this day, seventy-eight years ago, Grand Admiral Erich Raeder resigns as the commander and chief of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine after his disastrous handling of the Battle of the Barents Sea. He was the first man to hold the rank of Grand Admiral since Henning von Holtzendorff, twenty-five years earlier.

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