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Author Vego, Milan N.

Title Austro-Hungarian naval policy, 1904-14 / Milan N. Vego.

Published London ; Portland, Or. : Frank Cass, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  359.009436 VEGA GA01    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 213 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and index.
Contents 1. Framework -- 2. Foundations -- 3. Launching the modern navy, 1904-7 -- 4. The Bosnian crisis of 1908-9 -- 5. Naval build-up intensifies, 1909-11 -- 6. The Mediterranean problems, 1911-12 -- 7. The naval convention of 1913 -- 8. The Balkan Wars and the Adriatic, 1912-13 -- 9. The road to war -- 10. Summary and conclusions.
Summary This unique and comprehensive account describes the interplay of internal and external factors in the emergence of the Austro-Hungarian Navy from a coastal defence force in 1904 to a respectable battle force capable of the joint operations with other Triple Alliance fleets in the Mediterranean by the eve of World War I. By 1914 the Austro-Hungarian Navy was the sixth largest navy in the world and the quality of its officers and men was widely recognised by most European naval observers at the time. The book describes the relationships between naval leaders, the heir to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and the Parliament in shaping the dual Monarchy's naval policy. It also shows how the changes in foreign policy in Italy and underlying animosities between Rome and Vienna led to a naval race in the Adriatic that eventually bolstered Germany's naval position in respect to Great Britain in the North Sea.
Subject Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Kriegsmarine -- History.
Sea-power -- Austria -- History -- 20th century.
Sea-power -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
Austria -- History, Naval.
Hungary -- History, Naval.
ISBN 0714646784 (cloth)
0714642096 (paperback)