Tirpitz



Alfred von
[ahl-freyt fuh n] /ˈɑl freɪt fən/ (Show IPA), 1849–1930, German admiral and statesman.
Historical Examples

What responsible people did object to was the method of those who belonged to the Tirpitz school.
Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane

Tirpitz can do and dares to do what many others do not dare.
The Kaiser’s Memoirs William II, German Emperor

The first chapter of Tirpitz’s book describes the beginnings of the German Navy.
Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane

In Germany the idea was regarded as a vital one throughout by Tirpitz.
Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane

This is obviously unfair to Tirpitz’s tars, most of whom have not hesitated to show their tails also.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, February 16, 1916 Various

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

At first it was the German Navy only, and Tirpitz in particular, who untiringly advocated the plan.
In the World War Count Ottokar Czernin

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

A well-informed neutral states that the Grand Admiral Tirpitz’s unexpected retirement was caused by a rush of blood to the hands.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 22, 1916 Various

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

noun
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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