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Author :: Gary Staff
First Published by :: Pen & Sword Maritime
Format :: HC
Date :: 24 March 2011
ISBN-10 :: 1848841825
ISBN-13 :: 9781848841826

The cruisers of the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserlische Marine) were active throughout the First World War and saw action all around the globe, tying up valuable Allied naval resources out of all proportion to their number. Drawing on first-hand accounts and original research in German archives, the author here describes in detail some of their most significant and/or audacious battles. Some are well known, such as their role at Jutland, Goeben's attack on the Russian fleet (which brought Turkey into the war) and the sagas of Konigsberg and Emden; but others have been unduly neglected. Gary Staff deliberately focuses on the latter to bring new material to the attention of the reader and to demonstrate the global span of the cruisers' activities. The blow-by-blow accounts of the action (drawing heavily on first-hand Allied and especially German accounts) are supported by dozens of photographs, many previously unpublished, from the author's own impressive collection. The battles described include: Helgoland Bight, August 1914; Coronel, November 1914; Falklands December, 1914; Doggerbank, January 1915; Goeben and the Russian fleet, Black Sea, May 1915; Ostergarn July 1915; Jutland, 1916; Second Heligoland Bight, November 1917; Imbros, January 1918.

Battle on the Seven Seas

Author: Gary Staff

Title: German Battlecruisers of World War One: Their Design, Construction and Operations

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First Published by: Pen & Sword Maritime

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Format: HC

Date: 24 March 2011

ISBN-10: 1848841825

ISBN-13: 9781848841826

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