GERMANY: Last Paladin

Grand Admiral Alfred Paul Friedrich von Tirpitz, creator of the Imperial German Navy, went to a sanitarium in the pine forest back of Munich five weeks ago, tried to shake off an attack of bronchitis. Worn out with coughing, his 81-year-old heart gave way last week.

"The Empire dies out," commented Berlin's Der Abend (Socialist). "One of its last Paladins is now gone. Indeed in the whole period of the Empire there was no man who played a greater or more unwise role for Germany than Admiral von Tirpitz. He was father of...

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