Luxury Fleet: The Imperial German Navy 1888-1918

1st Edition

Holger H. Herwig

Routledge
Published March 11, 2016
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9781138980129 - CAT# Y209191
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

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Summary

Originally published in 1980 ‘Luxury’ Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill’s) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz’s programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The author shows the fleet in its European setting and describes the warships and the attitudes of the officer corps and seamen. The final section of the book discusses the tactical deployment of the German fleet during the First World War, both in home waters and overseas; and it weighs the balance between those who supported fleet actions in preference to those who favoured cruiser and submarine warfare.

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