PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – ADMIRAL EDUARD VON CAPELLE – NAVY.
Eduard von Capelle (1855-1931) was a leading naval administrator within Reichsmarineamt (RMA). ( a.k.a. the Imperial Navy Office) He also served as the Naval Secretary of State during WW I, between the administrations of Alfred von Tirpitz and Henning von Holtzendorff. By that point, the Naval Secretary of State was the Kaiserliche Marine’s head administrator, while the Admiral who commanded the High Seas Fleet controlled naval operations in the field. Von Capelle had been promoted to Konteradmiral in 1906, Vizeadmiral in 1909, and, finally, Admiral in 1913 (after being knighted in 1912).
In this postcard, von Capelle is depicted from the chest up. The postcard has never been mailed and is in excellent condition.