New PDF release: The Central Powers in the Adriatic, 1914-1918: War in a

By Charles Koburger

ISBN-10: 027597071X

ISBN-13: 9780275970710

The naval aspect of the 1st global struggle within the Adriatic offers a vintage case learn in slim sea conflict. this is often the tale of the Austro-Hungarian KuK Navy's contribution to the relevant Powers' significant attempt within the sector. This finely balanced, well-handled military effectively helped to protect Austria's Adriatic base of power--the Pola-Trieste-Fiume triangle--in the north, to guard the very important sea lane to Cattaro and the south, and to help the military from the sea--all opposed to significant odds. Its forces additionally contributed considerably to the U-boat war.

During preliminary phases of the clash, the French have been the enemy at sea. Later, Italy switched allegiances, becoming a member of the Entente opposed to her former allies. as the KuK Kriegsmarine used to be no fit for the Italians and the French mixed, the conflict fleet was once thereafter stored in being at Pola, protecting the Allies in payment. still, the Adriatic turned an Austrian lake. utilizing plane, U-boats, torpedoes, and mines, the KuK labored towards decreasing the percentages opposed to it. even if, the deadlock may proceed till the armistice, ruling out a Mahanian showdown within the Adriatic. Koburger presents very important geostrategic issues of comparability and beneficial classes for different conflicts, even today.

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