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The Kaiser's merchant ships in World War I

Author: William Lowell Putnam
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
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"Germany's merchant marine fleet - the second largest in the world prior to 1914 - played an unintended but decisive role in that nation's defeat in World War I. There were those ships that went to war for the Kaiser on the high seas, those that stayed at home or otherwise played no significant part, and those that were commandeered (mostly in 1917 and by the United States) and used against Germany." "This is a well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Putnam, William Lowell.
Kaiser's merchant ships in World War I.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001
(OCoLC)606577813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lowell Putnam
ISBN: 0786409231 9780786409235
OCLC Number: 46732396
Description: viii, 248 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Leadership --
Inventory --
The Ships That Went Overseas to War --
The Great Kaiser --
Cap Trafalgar --
Kronprinz Wilhelm --
Prinz Eitel Friedrich --
Batavia and Berlin --
The Troopships of America --
The Crown Princess --
The Litigation --
Kaiser Wilhelm II --
The Barbarossa Class --
The Heavyweights --
Presidents and Cities --
Lesser Players at War --
The Stay-at-Homes --
The Second Wave --
Mowe --
Eagles, Meteors and Wolves --
The Last Gasp.
Responsibility: by William Lowell Putnam.

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Germany's merchant marine fleet - the second largest in the world prior to 1914 - played an unintended but decisive role in that nations defeat in World War I. This is a history of the association  Read more...

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