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    Ex-Nazi Grand-Admiral Karl Doenitz - last Fuehrer after Hitler's end - attended the funeral at the North German naval base of Kiel, 11 Nov, of Grand-Admiral Erich Raeder, architect of the pocket battleships and the Navy with which Germany faced the sea-power of Britain in World War Two.

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    Ex-Nazi Grand-Admiral Karl Doenitz - last Fuehrer after Hitler's end - attended the funeral at the North German naval base of Kiel, 11 Nov, of Grand-Admiral Erich Raeder, architect of the pocket battleships and the Navy with which Germany faced the sea-power of Britain in World War Two. Raeder, a freed war criminal, died after a long illness in a Kiel hospital, Nov 6. He was 85.

    Inspector of the West German Navy, Vice-Admiral Rogge, paid a graveside tribute as a personal mourner. He said Admiral Raeder "kept the Navy clean" by opposing extension to it of Nazi racial laws.

    Several hundred sailors of Germany's peace-time Navy attended the funeral. After the Protestant Church service, the coffin was laid in the cemetery near to the German Navy Memorial.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8FAOK2CBTYH825WGTVIZ0KK5
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8FAOK2CBTYH825WGTVIZ0KK5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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