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A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Phillips, Russell (Author)

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ISBN: 0992764807     ISBN-13: 9780992764807
Publisher: Shilka Publishing
OUR PRICE: $9.49  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: December 2013
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Europe - Austria & Hungary
- History | Military - World War I
- History | Military - Naval
Dewey: 940.459
Physical Information: 0.24" H x 5" W x 8" L (0.26 lbs) 114 pages
- Chronological Period - 1900-1919
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Publisher Description:

The Kaiserliche und K nigliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian Navy -- was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful "fleet in being" forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats ran riot in the Mediterranean even though the capital ships almost never left port.

Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed reference of the ships that made up the KuK Kriegsmarine, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.

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Contributor Bio(s): Phillips, Russell: - Russell Phillips writes books and articles about military technology and history. Born and brought up in a mining village in South Yorkshire, he has lived and worked in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria and Staffordshire. His articles have been published in Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers' Journal. He has been interviewed for the American edition of The Voice of Russia. He currently lives in Stoke-on-Trent with his wife and two children.
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