Photo Gallery: Rehabilitating the Sea Devil
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Photo Gallery: Rehabilitating the Sea Devil

The Pipe-Smoking Buccaneer City Frees Its Maverick Savior from Nazi Taint

Felix Graf von Luckner was a World War I pirate hero, best-selling author and all-round character. Although the pipe-smoking daredevil saved the German city of Halle from being destroyed by Allied bombs, it never recognized him because of his alleged Nazi ties. Now, historians have concluded that Luckner may have been a rogue, but he was never an actual Nazi.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein