GRAND ADMIRAL KARL DONITZ - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 284122
KARL DOENITZ The book, Doenitz at Nuremberg, copy #40 in a limited signing by the Admiral Book signed: "Doenitz", 198 pages, 6¼x9¼. Doenitz at Nuremberg - A Re-Appraisal: War Crimes and the Military Professional. (N.Y: Amber Publishing, 1976). Hardcover with dust jacket.
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The book, Doenitz at Nuremberg, copy #40 in a limited signing by the Admiral
Book signed: "Doenitz", 198 pages, 6¼x9¼. Doenitz at Nuremberg - A Re-Appraisal: War Crimes and the Military Professional. (N.Y: Amber Publishing, 1976). Hardcover with dust jacket. Copy #40 in a limited signing of 250 copies, signed on the limitation page. During WWII, German Admiral Karl Dönitz (1891-1980, born in Gruenau-bei-Berlin, Germany) developed the idea of deploying submarines in wolf packs. In January 1943, Hitler named Doenitz to replace Erich Raeder as Commander in Chief of the German Navy. In that capacity, Doenitz gave permission for a radically improved U-boat to be built in 1944. Working closely with Albert Speer, the Minister of Armaments, Germany was producing 42 of these all-electric boats a month by 1945, but it was too late to make an impact on the outcome of the war. As the war was coming to a close, Hitler selected Doenitz to succeed him as Führer. After forming a new government, Führer Doenitz negotiated Germany's surrender on May 5, 1945. At the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Doenitz was found guilty of war crimes and was sentenced to ten years in prison. He was 79 when he died on Christmas Eve in 1980. The authors in this collection of essays, Doenitz at Nuremberg, all challenge the legality of the judicial process at this war crimes tribunal. The book itself contains over 400 facsimile signatures of wartime leaders who question the Nuremberg process, so it could serve as a useful reference in authenticating World War II-era autographs. Top right corner of dust jacket creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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