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Tirpitz

[tir-pits] /ˈtɪr pɪts/
noun
1.
Alfred von
[ahl-freyt fuh n] /ˈɑl freɪt fən/ (Show IPA),
1849–1930, German admiral and statesman.
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  • Admiral Tirpitz now went ahead with the program approved by me.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs

    William II, German Emperor
  • Tirpitz can do and dares to do what many others do not dare.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs

    William II, German Emperor
  • Instead of that, a policy of fear of Tirpitz has been pursued.

  • In Germany the idea was regarded as a vital one throughout by Tirpitz.

    Before the War

    Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • Tirpitz had been deeply impressed by the writings of Admiral Mahan.

    Before the War

    Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • Tirpitz had a strong party at his back, both in Prussia and elsewhere.

    Before the War

    Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • All this notwithstanding, Tirpitz seems to have made a good impression.

    Before the War

    Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • Probably 'e's usin' 'is wireless an' tellin' ole Tirpitz as 'ow we've come 'ere to pay 'im a visit.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • The von Tirpitz blockade announcement made this battlecry real.

    Germany, The Next Republic?

    Carl W. Ackerman
  • I and Tirpitz guessed right—the offer of neutrality, in case naval expansion was curbed, was a political maneuver.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs

    William II, German Emperor
British Dictionary definitions for Tirpitz

Tirpitz

/German ˈtɪrpɪts/
noun
1.
Alfred von (ˈalfreːt fɔn). 1849–1930, German admiral: as secretary of state for the Imperial Navy (1897–1916), he created the modern German navy, which challenged British supremacy at sea
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