THREE HARDBACK GREAT WAR BOOKS COVERING THE GERMAN IMPERIAL NAVY

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THREE HARDBACK GREAT WAR BOOKS COVERING THE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY At just £8.99 For The 3 Book Bundle

Kaiser Wilhelm II greatly extended the German navy, and extended its mission. The key leader was Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, who greatly enlarged the size and quality of the navy, while adopting the sea power theories of American strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan. The result was a naval arms race with Britain as the German navy grew to become one of the greatest maritime forces in the world, second only to the Royal Navy. 
The Imperial Navy achieved some important operational feats. At the Battle of Coronel, it inflicted the first major defeat on the Royal Navy in over one hundred years. The German Navy also emerged from the fleet action of the Battle of Jutland having destroyed more ships than it lost, although the strategic value of both of these encounters was minimal.

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