German naval thought between the world wars was defined by a dispute between two distinguished officers: one who critiqued German naval performance in the conflict just ended, the other obliged to meet the very different realities of the war to come. Neither was wholly wrong or entirely correct; the disagreement produced concepts that mark naval doctrine today.
Hansen, Kenneth P.
"Raeder versus Wegener—Conflict in German Naval Strategy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 58
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol58/iss4/8