Karl Doenitz

Karl Doenitz quotes

Quotes by and about Karl Doenitz

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Doenitz: "The submarine service ... requires a submariner to stand on his own feet and sets him a task in the great spaces of the oceans, the fulfilment of which demands a stout heart and ready skill."

U.S. Admiral Thomas C. Hart: "[Doenitz] was unique in his handling of the German submarines. ... He did most of it himself [and it] was the most outstanding Axis performance of the war. ... He made no mistakes and no one could have done better."

Computer-generated Rorschach-statement: "The subject is prone to deal with feeling on an intellectual level [a process that serves to] reduce or neutralize the impact of emotions."

Eric A. Zillmer: "Evidence from the Rorschach indicates that Doenitz was rigid in approaching his environment and resistant to rapid changes in attitudes or values."

Winston Churchill: "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril."