From imperial splendor to internment : the German Navy in the First World War / Nicolas Wolz ; translated by Geoffrey Brooks.

Author
Wolz, Nicolas [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2015]
Description
xx, 268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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"Describes how the Imperial German Navy, which had expanded to become one of the great maritime forces in the world, proved, with the exception of its submarines, to be largely ineffective throughout World War I. The inactivity of the great Imperial Navy caused deep frustration, particularly among the naval officers. Not only were they unable to see themselves as heroes, they were also ridiculed on the home front and felt profoundly humiliated. With the exception of the one sea battle at Jutland, their ships saw little or no action at sea. Morale collapsed to a point where, at the end of the war, the crews were in a state of mutiny. The order that forced the fleet to go to sea against the British in 1918 was driven by a sense of humiliation, but because the German sailors wanted no part in such madness it triggered a revolution."--Publisher description.
Notes
"First published in Germany in 2013 under the title Und wir Verrosten im Hafen, by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag."--Title page verso.
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German Navy in the First World War
ISBN
  • 1591141745
  • 9781591141747
LCCN
2015935971
OCLC
893017364
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