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Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff

Commanding Officer

Admiral Graf Spee

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Admiral Graf Spee

Background Information

Education

Kiel Naval Academy

Web References (199 Total References)


Hans ...

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Hans Langsdorff

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Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
"Who?"
~ Everyone on Hans Langsdorff
Hans Langsdorff (1894 or something like that , December 19, 1939) was notable in that he lost the Battle of the River Plate, failed to go down with the Panzerschiff (German for "piece of shiff") Admiral Graf Spee, then shot himself.In fact, that's about all he did.
[edit] Life
Langsdorff was born in some remote, insignificant location in 1894, the eldest son of a family with little historical impact whatsoever.
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Thus, following an obsession with this slightly less obscure neighbor, Langsdorff decided to join the German Navy, hoping that he might somehow do something worthwhile to earn himself at least a footnote in future German textbooks.Towards the end of World War I, he earned a medal or two, while the standard issue for German soldiers happened to be twelve, awarded in a year which no one bothered to record.For the next twenty years, nothing significant happened.
Finally, after doing nothing in particular, Langsdorff was given command of the ship Admiral Graf Spee and sent off to do whatever in 1939 (probably).Over the next ten weeks, Langsdorff and Admiral Graf Spee suffered extreme incompetence, sinking nine British merchant ships, totalling over 50,000 tons, while somehow failing to kill anyone.
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Soon, the British Navy decided that Langsdorff was starting to get rather annoying and sent an entire fleet of battleships to get rid of him.At this point, the Admiral Graf Spee gave up, and Langsdorff soiled himself.
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When the fleet came into firing range, Langsdorff became confused and ordered the Spee to blow itself up.Langsdorff attempted to go down with the Spee and earn himself some sort of name, but failed.Thus, depressed and shamed by his total failure, Langsdorff shot himself, dying in his still-soiled underwear.His suicide note, which has since been misplaced somewhere, was just a bunch of whining.Altogether, nobody cared.


Hans ...

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Hans Langsdorff

...
Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
"Who?"
~ Everyone on Hans Langsdorff
Hans Langsdorff (1894 or something like that , December 19, 1939) was notable in that he lost the Battle of the River Plate, failed to go down with the Panzerschiff (German for "piece of shiff") Admiral Graf Spee, then shot himself.In fact, that's about all he did.
[edit] Life
Langsdorff was born in some remote, insignificant location in 1894, the eldest son of a family with little historical impact whatsoever.
...
Thus, following an obsession with this slightly less obscure neighbor, Langsdorff decided to join the German Navy, hoping that he might somehow do something worthwhile to earn himself at least a footnote in future German textbooks.Towards the end of World War I, he earned a medal or two, while the standard issue for German soldiers happened to be twelve, awarded in a year which no one bothered to record.For the next twenty years, nothing significant happened.
Finally, after doing nothing in particular, Langsdorff was given command of the ship Admiral Graf Spee and sent off to do whatever in 1939 (probably).Over the next ten weeks, Langsdorff and Admiral Graf Spee suffered extreme incompetence, sinking nine British merchant ships, totalling over 50,000 tons, while somehow failing to kill anyone.
...
Soon, the British Navy decided that Langsdorff was starting to get rather annoying and sent an entire fleet of battleships to get rid of him.At this point, the Admiral Graf Spee gave up, and Langsdorff soiled himself.
...
When the fleet came into firing range, Langsdorff became confused and ordered the Spee to blow itself up.Langsdorff attempted to go down with the Spee and earn himself some sort of name, but failed.Thus, depressed and shamed by his total failure, Langsdorff shot himself, dying in his still-soiled underwear.His suicide note, which has since been misplaced somewhere, was just a bunch of whining.Altogether, nobody cared.


UruguayLiving.com

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Written in English and directed by Jonathan Lamb, the 70-minute work centres around the fascinating character of Hans Langsdorff, left, Captain of the Graf Spee.

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The actors (left to right below) are Robert Rowe, Andrew Wall and, in the role of Langsdorff, Robert Ashton; accompanied by the voices of Imelda Staunton (star of the film Vera Drake, and teacher Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films),Martin Jarvis (Titanic) and Jim Carter (The Golden Compass).
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ut the real story behind the battle lies in the character of one man: Hans Langsdorff, captain of the Graf Spee.
Langsdorff was a hero of the First World War. torpedo expert, he had risen high in the German defence ministry in the 1930’s, before choosing to return to sea. e was given command of one of Germany’s latest and most powerful warships, and told to sink British merchant shipping - as long as he and his thousand men could survive. For four long months he roamed the southern oceans, sinking nine ships without causing a single death: his humane character and his code of professional honour meant that he treated his prisoners impeccably, and at least one of them became his friend. ut at dawn on 13 December, Langsdorff unchained a sequence of events that cost him his ship, his prestige and, a week later in Buenos Aires, his life.
Who was this gallant, troubled man?Why did he do what he did?Why did he take refuge in Montevideo instead of an Argentine port, and why did he scuttle his ship? Why, in his bedroom in Buenos Aires on the night of 20 December, did he write his last letters, then take the honourable way out?


UruguayLiving.com » Blog Archive » WHEN MONTEVIDEO SHOOK THE WORLD: THE DRAMA OF THE GRAF SPEE BROUGHT TO LIFE ON STAGE

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Written in English and directed by Jonathan Lamb, the 70-minute work centres around the fascinating character of Hans Langsdorff, left, Captain of the Graf Spee.

...
The actors (left to right below) are Robert Rowe, Andrew Wall and, in the role of Langsdorff, Robert Ashton; accompanied by the voices of Imelda Staunton (star of the film Vera Drake, and teacher Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films),Martin Jarvis (Titanic) and Jim Carter (The Golden Compass).
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ut the real story behind the battle lies in the character of one man: Hans Langsdorff, captain of the Graf Spee.
Langsdorff was a hero of the First World War. torpedo expert, he had risen high in the German defence ministry in the 1930’s, before choosing to return to sea. e was given command of one of Germany’s latest and most powerful warships, and told to sink British merchant shipping - as long as he and his thousand men could survive. For four long months he roamed the southern oceans, sinking nine ships without causing a single death: his humane character and his code of professional honour meant that he treated his prisoners impeccably, and at least one of them became his friend. ut at dawn on 13 December, Langsdorff unchained a sequence of events that cost him his ship, his prestige and, a week later in Buenos Aires, his life.
Who was this gallant, troubled man?Why did he do what he did?Why did he take refuge in Montevideo instead of an Argentine port, and why did he scuttle his ship? Why, in his bedroom in Buenos Aires on the night of 20 December, did he write his last letters, then take the honourable way out?


It is never too late! | Imperfect Action

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The Commander of the Ship Graf Spee, Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff, was fighting the War and was trying to save lives when ever he could. When the enemy's ship was damaged during the battle he would transfer the crew of the sinking ship to his ship - avoiding casualties.

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