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Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff

Wrong Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff?


Graf Spee

Employment History

  • Graf Spee
  • Captain
    Admiral Graf Spee
  • Captain


  • Kiel Naval Academy
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World War 2 Plus 55 - 14 October 1939, 20 May 2013 [cached]
Graf Spee's Capt. Hans Langsdorff orders the British ship sprayed with machine-gun fire.
Langsdorff continues, "Are any of your crew hurt? War is war, Captain." Langsdorff writes in his log, "With commendable courage the enemy radio operator attempted to transmit the alarm report…No acknowledgements heard aboard Spee.
List_of_people_associated_with_World_War_II, 11 Nov 2006 [cached]
Hans Langsdroff, Commander of Graf Spee
World War Two Biographies, 5 Jan 2010 [cached]
Captain Hans Langsdorff (1894-1939) --Commander of the German Pocket Battleship, the Admiral Graf Spee
List of famous suicides: Definition and Links by, 17 Dec 2006 [cached]
Hans Langsdorff, captain of the Admiral Graf Spee
In 1939, German Captain Hans ..., 20 Dec 2014 [cached]
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. Langsdorff, the embassy said, took his life at the Navel arsenal at Buenos Aires the past night. "He sacrificed his 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.
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