role in the dramatic Saga of the Graf Spee has remained obscure.
Respected historians have dismissed
him as a "first class person" but an unimaginative warrior. Admiral
Raeder left a black mark on the Captain's military record in his post-war
writings when he blamed Langsdorff for losing his ship by attacking three
cruisers and going against general orders. This half-truth has plagued
Langsdorff's career for 60 years.
Prince of Honor goes behind the
scenes and reveals the real problems and decisions that confronted Captain
Langsdorff. Documented evidence shows clearly that he followed his orders,
faithfully fulfilled his duty and maintained his personal code of honor and