The Basic Principles of the Military Services…

“…the basic principles of the military services are unchangeable. Courage and candor, obedience and comradeship, love of fatherland and loyalty to the state: these are ever the distinguishing characteristics of the soldier and sailor. Building character through intelligent training and education is always the first and greatest goal.”

Erich Raeder (1876 to 1960)

Erich Johann Albert Raeder was a German Grand Admiral (OF-10) and commander in chief of the German Navy (1928 to 1943).

He was a proponent of an aggressive naval strategy, who was convicted as a war criminal for his role in World War II.

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