Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-1914 (Cass Series: Naval - download pdf or read online

By Milan Vego

ISBN-10: 0714646784

ISBN-13: 9780714646787

This precise and finished account describes the interaction of inner and exterior elements within the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian army from a coastal defence strength in 1904 to a decent conflict strength in a position to the joint operations with different Triple Alliance fleets within the Mediterranean by means of the eve of worldwide conflict I. through 1914 the Austro-Hungarian military was once the 6th greatest army on this planet and the standard of its officials and males was once largely regarded via such a lot ecu naval observers on the time. The e-book describes the relationships among naval leaders, the inheritor to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and the Parliament in shaping the twin Monarchy's naval coverage. It additionally exhibits how the alterations in international coverage in Italy and underlying animosities among Rome and Vienna resulted in a naval race within the Adriatic that finally reinforced Germany's naval place in recognize to nice Britain within the North Sea.

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Gabriele Mariano, Le Convenzione Navali della Triplece (Rome: Ufficio Storico della Marina, 1969) pp. 77–8. , pp. 112–13. Peter Jakobs, Das Werden des Franzoesisch-Russischen Zweibundes 1890– 1894 (Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1968) p. 170. Helge Grenfelt, Der Dreibund nach dem Sturze Bismarck, Vol. 2, Der Kampf um die Weltherrschaft 1895–1905 (Lund: CWK Gleery, 1964) p. 16. Penson, Foundations of British Foreign Policy from Pitt (1792) to Salisbury (1902) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1938) p.

Both the Mediterranean and Atlantic fleets had one extra battleship in reserve. In addition, each of these fleets had assigned to them one squadron of six armoured cruisers. The Mediterranean fleet comprised 15 destroyers plus seven in reserve, while the Atlantic fleet had ten and eight destroyers, respectively. 31 The French Navy after 1904, because of its disastrous administration, entered into an era of retrenchment and misguided reforms which crippled its strength. 32 The Russian Navy, following the catastrophic war with Japan, was reduced to the rank of a third-class power.

Only two roads ran to Albona, one from Pisino and the other from Barbana. Toward the Bay of Quarnero the most important was the ‘Kaiser Joseph II’ road (via Poklon Saddle). 4 The principal road was the 330-mile-long Strada Maestra (or Strada Napoleon) that ran along the coast from Tersatico (Fiume) to Clambeto (near Obbrovazzo), and then to Tenin-Metkovich-Castelnuovo-Cattaro-Spizza. The Strada Littorale ran from Zara to Almissa, via Benkovaz. Another road ran from Zara to Obbrovazzo via Alpi Bebie, whence it linked northern Dalmatia with the interior of Croatia.

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