Admiral Henning von Holtzendorff

Admiral Henning von Holtzendorff (German Admiral largely responsible for the reintroduction of unrestricted submarine warfare in 1917 which encouraged the United States to enter WWI; lived 1853-1919 CE)

“I guarantee upon my word as a naval officer that no American will set foot on the Continent!”

  • From a memorandum given by Holtzendorff translated in Barbara Tuchman’s Zimmermann Telegram.

 

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