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Reinhardt Scheer
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Born 1863-09-30
Died 1928-09-26
Commander of the German High Seas Fleet during World War I.
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Put in command of the Second Battle Squadron.
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Put in command of the whole fleet.
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After a poor over all performance of the German Navy, Reinhardt Scheer, Franz von Hipper, and Adolf von Trotha sought to launch a sneak attack against the British Royal Navy while talks of armistice were in the works.
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Sailors soon catch wind of an unapproved secret plot by top brass of the Navy to attack the British Royal Navy. Seeing the move as a suicide mission and peace talks in the works the navy men ignored orders to launch, and instead disarmed officers to take over the ships at both ports.