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From Imperial Splendour to Internment: The German Navy in the First World War
: From Imperial Splendour to Internment: The German Navy in the First World War
: Nicolas Wolz
: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848322283
: 2015
: EPUB
: 320
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This important new work describes how the Imperial German Navy, which had expanded to become one of the great maritime forces in the world, second only to the Royal Navy, proved, with the exception of its submarines, to be largely ineffective throughout the years of conflict. The impact of this impotence had a far-reaching effect upon the service. Germany, indeed most of Europe, was in the grips of a spirit of militant nationalistic fervour, and 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.







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