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Epilogue by Joseph Gilbey: 22 June, 2017.

After spending twenty years of research into the Graf Spee saga and publishing a couple of books I have unearthed an incredible cover-up. Maybe the best kept secret in German naval history. During Admiral Graf Spee's 1939 mission, Captain Langsdorff acquired top secret information that convinced him to scuttle his ship and compelled him to commit suicide.

Langsdorff wrote in his log book (kriegstagebuch) detailed evidence of Admiral Graf Spee's full-time diesel engines to maintain a reliable speed above 20-knots. This technical problem compromised the Z-plan's H-class super battleships because they were designed to use similar propulsion.

Thanks for looking in! Keep posted! Joseph Gilbey, Hillsburgh, Ontario. 22 June, 2017.

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