Tirpitz And The Imperial German Navy

Author: Patrick J. Kelly
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001757
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Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849–1930) was the principal force behind the rise of the German Imperial Navy prior to World War I, challenging Great Britain’s command of the seas. As State Secretary of the Imperial Naval Office from 1897 to 1916, Tirpitz wielded great power and influence over the national agenda during that crucial period. By the time he had risen to high office, Tirpitz was well equipped to use his position as a platform from which to dominate German defense policy. Though he was cool to the potential of the U-boat, he enthusiastically supported a torpedo boat branch of the navy and began an ambitious building program for battleships and battle cruisers. Based on exhaustive archival research, including new material from family papers, Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy is the first extended study in English of this germinal figure in the growth of the modern navy.

Tirpitz

Author: Michael Epkenhans
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574884441
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He dared to challenge British naval supremacy

Luxury Fleet Rle The First World War

Author: Holger H. Herwig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317703650
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Originally published in 1980 ‘Luxury’ Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill’s) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz’s programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The author shows the fleet in its European setting and describes the warships and the attitudes of the officer corps and seamen. The final section of the book discusses the tactical deployment of the German fleet during the First World War, both in home waters and overseas; and it weighs the balance between those who supported fleet actions in preference to those who favoured cruiser and submarine warfare.

Building The Kaiser S Navy

Author: Gary E. Weir
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
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On the 60-year arms race with the Royal Navy, the armaments industry (that outdid the Brits in most regards), the politics and policies. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

German Naval Strategy 1856 1888

Author: David H. Olivier
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714655536
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This book is a comparative study of the evolution of the German navy in the second half of the nineteenth century. It examines the development of strategy, especially commerce-raiding, in comparison to what other navies were doing in this era of rapid technological change. It is not an insular history, merely listing ship rosters or specific events; it is a history of the German navy in relation to its potential foes. It is also a look at a new military institution involved in an inter-service rivalry for funds, technology and manpower with the prestigious and well-established army.

Imperial German Navy Admirals

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230528960
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Franz von Hipper, Alfred von Tirpitz, Reinhard Scheer, Prince Henry of Prussia, Maximilian von Spee, Otto von Diederichs, Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Felix von Bendemann, Hans von Koester, August von Thomsen, Georg Alexander von Muller, Friedrich von Hollmann, Hermann Bauer, Viktor Valois, Felix Funke, William Michaelis, Wilhelm Souchon, Gustav von Senden-Bibran, Eduard von Knorr, Ludwig von Reuter, Leberecht Maass, Karl Eduard Heusner, Henning von Holtzendorff, August von Heeringen, Erhard Schmidt, Hugo Meurer, Ludwig von Henk, Hans Zenker, Hugo von Pohl, Paul Behncke, Paul von Hintze, Friedrich von Ingenohl, Max von der Goltz, Alexander von Monts, Hubert von Rebeur-Paschwitz, Adolf von Trotha, Eduard von Capelle, Friedrich Bodicker, Paul Hoffmann, Albrecht von Stosch, Reinhold von Werner. Excerpt: Franz Ritter von Hipper (13 September 1863 - 25 May 1932) was an admiral in the German Imperial Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Franz von Hipper joined the German Navy in 1881 as an officer cadet. He commanded several torpedo boat units and served as watch officer aboard several warships, as well as Kaiser Wilhelm II's yacht Hohenzollern. Hipper commanded several cruisers in the reconnaissance forces before being appointed commander of the I Scouting Group in October 1913. He held this position until 1918, when he succeeded Admiral Reinhard Scheer as commander of the High Seas Fleet. He is most famous for commanding the German battlecruisers of the I Scouting Group during World War I, particularly at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May - 1 June 1916. During the war, Hipper led the German battlecruisers on several raids of the English coast, for which he was vilified in the English press as a "baby killer." His squadron clashed with the British battlecruiser squadron at the Battle of Dogger Bank in January 1915, where the...

Luxury Fleet

Author: Holger H. Herwig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138980129
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Originally published in 1980 'Luxury' Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill's) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz's programme of building a battle fleet strong enough to engage the Royal Navy in the North Sea. The author shows the fleet in its European setting and describes the warships and the attitudes of the officer corps and seamen. The final section of the book discusses the tactical deployment of the German fleet during the First World War, both in home waters and overseas; and it weighs the balance between those who supported fleet actions in preference to those who favoured cruiser and submarine warfare.

Tirpitz

Author: Daniel Knowles
Publisher: Fonthill Media
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The Ashgate Research Companion To Imperial Germany

Author: Matthew Jefferies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043200
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Germany's imperial era (1871-1918) continues to attract both scholars and the general public alike. The American historian Roger Chickering has referred to the historiography on the Kaiserreich as an 'extraordinary body of historical scholarship', whose quality and diversity stands comparison with that of any other episode in European history. This Companion is a significant addition to this body of scholarship with the emphasis very much on the present and future. Questions of continuity remain a vital and necessary line of historical enquiry and while it may have been short-lived, the Kaiserreich remains central to modern German and European history. The volume allows 25 experts, from across the globe, to write at length about the state of research in their own specialist fields, offering original insights as well as historiographical reflections, and rounded off with extensive suggestions for further reading. The chapters are grouped into five thematic sections, chosen to reflect the full range of research being undertaken on imperial German history today and together offer a comprehensive and authoritative reference resource. Overall this collection will provide scholars and students with a lively take on this fascinating period of German history, from the nation’s unification in 1871 right up until the end of World War I.