Austro-Hungarian Warships of World War I by Rene Greger soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Ian Allan, 1976, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;
From the cover: Although the Austro-Hungarian Navy was never one of the worlds mightiest fleets, it often fought successfully against superior enemies, as at the Battle of Lissa in 1866. In World War I the Italian fleet was again much bigger, nevertheless, the Austro-Hungarian Navy was held in such respect by the Allies that the Italian Navy was further strengthened by British and French battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and patrol vessels. Even so, the Imperial and Royal Navy still succeeded in guarding its coasts against invasion and in protecting the supply lines of the Austrian Army on the Albanian front. At the same time its own light forces, submarines and seaplanes attacked Allied bases and shipping routes right up to the end of hostilities.
In this book Rene Greger, himself a Czech and a foremost authority on the Austro-Hungarian Navy and World War I, provides for the first time in English a detailed and highly illustrated directory of a fascinating fighting force. It fills a gap in the literature of maritime warfare long apparent to naval historians and modellers.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. 7½” x 4¾”.