In 1939, German Captain Hans Langsdorff, sorrowing over the loss Sunday of his prized battleship, the Graf Spee, shot himself to death with a revolver.
The German embassy at Buenos Aires, announcing his
suicide, said his
body was found this morning.
, the embassy said, took his
life at the Navel arsenal at Buenos Aires the past night.
life for the fatherland," said an embassy communique.
"The commander of the glorious pocket battleship, Captain Hans Langsdorff, sacrificed himself voluntarily as he himself told in a letter addressed to the German ambassador.