In Germany, Alfred von Tirpitz is appointed Secretary of State of
the Imperial Naval Office. Over the next two decades, he
effectively establishes and develops the German imperial navy,
creating a force powerful enough to rival the previously
unchallenged British navy.
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Editors. "Alfred von Tirpitz appointed German naval secretary". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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