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Wielding the dagger : the MarineKorps Flandern and the German war effort, 1914-1918

Author: Mark D Karau
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in military studies, no. 226.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In August 1914, Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz convinced the German armed forces to create a new unit, called the MarineDivision Flandern, to garrison the Belgian coastline and prepare naval bases in for the implementation of a naval guerrilla war against Great Britain. The Germans called their strategy Kleinkrieg, or little war, and they intended to whittle away at British naval superiority by using their submarines  Read more...
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Karau, Mark D., 1969-
Wielding the dagger.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002193048
(OCoLC)51204317
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Karau
ISBN: 0313052522 9780313052521
OCLC Number: 59815681
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : 1 map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Creation of the MarineKorps; Chapter 2: Building the Naval Bases and Fortifying the Coast; Chapter 3: The Creation of the Flanders Flotillas; Chapter 4: The Year of Transition; Chapter 5: "Fall K": The MarineKorps and Dutch Neutrality; Chapter 6: The Decisive Year; Chapter 7: Endgame; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Contributions in military studies, no. 226.
Responsibility: Mark D. Karau.

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An examination of the first true combined arms unit of World War I, including the pivotal role the German Flanders flotilla played in the war at sea. It examines the role of the MarineKorps in both  Read more...

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