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Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18
Noppen, Ryan
ISBN: 9781849086882
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG193. Austria-Hungary did not have an overseas empire; its empire lay within its own boundaries and the primary purpose of its navy until the beginning of the twentieth century was the defense of its coastline. As its merchant marine dramatically grew, admirals believed that the navy should take a more proactive policy of defense. The 1890s saw the beginning of a series of naval building programs that would create a well-balanced modern fleet. Cruisers were constructed for the protection of overseas trade and for 'showing the flag' but the decisive projection of Austria-Hungary’s commitment to control the Adriatic was the construction of a force of modern battleships. Despite the naval arms race throughout Europe at the time, the navy had difficulty obtaining funds for new ships. The difficulties experienced in battleship funding and construction mirrored the political difficulties and ethnic rivalries within the empire. Nevertheless by August of 1914, the Austro-Hungarian had a fleet of battleships. This book details the five classes of Austro-Hungarian battleships in service during World War I.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006694  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Austro-Hungarian Submarines in WWI
Novak, Jiri
ISBN: 9788361421443
Mushroom Model Publications  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 152 pages. Austrian submarines of World War I were known as "U-boot", an abbreviation of Unterseeboot. This book details the history of the development and operational use by the Austro-Hungarian navy of submarines in WWI. German use of submarines in WW1 is well known - this is the fascinating and little-known history of their major ally’s activities in undersea warfare. Contains descriptions and specifications of all the boats involved. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and many rare photos.   As New
Price: $44.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005881  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battleships of World War I
Hore, Peter
ISBN: 1844763773
Southwater Pub Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A. 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 96 pages, 185+ photos and illustrations. This unique reference book examines the history and evolution of battleships, from the launch of the reveluyionar HMS Dreadnought in the early 20th century to the end of hostilities in World War One. Featuring more than 185 archive and museum photographs of more than 70 major battleships of the era, this fascinating reference book will be invaluable to anyone interested in learning more about the battleships that played such an important role in the conflicts of the period.  As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003820  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battlecruiser Vs German Battlecruiser: 1914-16
Stille, Mark
ISBN: 9781780960968
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE56. The rival battlecruisers first clashed in January 1915 at Dogger Bank in the North Sea and although the battle was a British tactical victory with neither side losing any of its battlecruisers, the differences in the designs of the British and German ships were already apparent. The two sides responded very differently to this first clash; while the Germans improved their ammunition-handling procedures to lessen the risk of disabling explosions, the British drew the opposite lesson and stockpiled ammunition in an effort to improve their rate of fire, rendering their battlecruisers more vulnerable. These differences were highlighted more starkly during the battle of Jutland in May 1916. Of the nine British battlecruisers committed, three were destroyed, all by their German counterparts. Five German battlecruisers were present, and of these, only one was sunk and the remainder damaged. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the gripping story of the clash between the rival battlecruisers of the Royal Navy and the Kaiserliche Marine at the height of World War I.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008148  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battlecruisers 1914-1918
Burr, Lawrence
ISBN: 1846030080
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2006 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG126. Early British battlecruisers were not a "failed design" as is so often claimed, but a very successful and revolutionary one that was critical to, and instrumental in, Britain winning the naval war of 1914-18. This book contains new information on these innovative ships, using previously untapped evidence from the wrecks of the sunken battlecruisers and detailed analysis of admiralty records to show why Admiral Fisher's famous battlecruiser concept was a revolution that drew together technological breakthroughs, global communications and intelligence gathering to create the first worldwide rapid-response task force. Contents: Introduction - Admiral Fisher and the Transformation of the Navy - Committee on Designs, 1904 - British Battlecruisers - Construction - Modifications - Battlecruisers at War - Conclusion - Select Bibliography - Colour Plate Commentary; Index  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001817  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battleships 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781780961675
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG200. The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were all improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune that the layout of this powerful armament was altered as a result of practical experience. Two more versions of the Neptune entered service later that same year. These nine improved dreadnoughts formed the core of the British High Seas Fleet. They would soon, however, be outclassed by a new breed of super dreadnoughts, the subject of the second volume in this two-part story. While these new battleships carried larger 13.5-inch guns, they proved less successful as all-round battleships than their more lightly-armed predecessors. One last 12-inch gun dreadnought entered service in 1914, when a seven turret battleship being built for the Turks was commandeered by the Royal Navy, and re-named HMS Agincourt. This New Vanguard title, the first of two covering these famous warships will uncover the full story of the British battleships of World War I. The book will look at their revolutionary design, the 12-inch guns that provided them with their firepower, and the way these guns were fired in anger.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007089  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Battleships 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781780961675
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG200. The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were all improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune that the layout of this powerful armament was altered as a result of practical experience. Two more versions of the Neptune entered service later that same year. These nine improved dreadnoughts formed the core of the British High Seas Fleet. They would soon, however, be outclassed by a new breed of super dreadnoughts, the subject of the second volume in this two-part story. While these new battleships carried larger 13.5-inch guns, they proved less successful as all-round battleships than their more lightly-armed predecessors. One last 12-inch gun dreadnought entered service in 1914, when a seven turret battleship being built for the Turks was commandeered by the Royal Navy, and re-named HMS Agincourt. This New Vanguard title, the first of two covering these famous warships will uncover the full story of the British battleships of World War I. The book will look at their revolutionary design, the 12-inch guns that provided them with their firepower, and the way these guns were fired in anger.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007862  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916
Stille, Mark
ISBN: 9781849081672
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE31. In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully-armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British and German fleets are examined in detail, as is the titanic struggle of Jutland, through an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. Finally, it analyzes the outcome of the struggle, explaining the successes and failures of these great battleships.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004925  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battlecruisers 1910-1919
Wiper, Steve
ISBN: 9780996919951
Classic Warships Publishing  2018 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages, WP47. The German Battle-Cruiser, originally known as the Large Cruiser, was the final evolution of the Armored Cruiser. The Imperial German Navy built a smaller number of these warships compared to the British Royal Navy, but they were more like the Fast Battleships of the Second World War. Their heavy armor and good speed made them a force to be reckoned with. In all battles they were able to sustain a much greater level of damage and survive, with the exception of the LUTZOW, as compared to the British battlecruiser. This book covers the Von der TANN, MOLTKE, GOEBEN, SEYDLITZ, DERFFLINGER, LUTZOW, and HINDENBURG.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009138  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battlecruisers 1910-1919
Wiper, Steve
ISBN: 9780996919951
Classic Warships Publishing  2018 
 Soft Cover New book, 72 pages, WP47. The German Battle-Cruiser, originally known as the Large Cruiser, was the final evolution of the Armored Cruiser. The Imperial German Navy built a smaller number of these warships compared to the British Royal Navy, but they were more like the Fast Battleships of the Second World War. Their heavy armor and good speed made them a force to be reckoned with. In all battles they were able to sustain a much greater level of damage and survive, with the exception of the LUTZOW, as compared to the British battlecruiser. This book covers the Von der TANN, MOLTKE, GOEBEN, SEYDLITZ, DERFFLINGER, LUTZOW, and HINDENBURG.  As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 009137  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battlecruisers 1914-18
Staff, Gary
ISBN: 9781846030093
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG124, 8 pages of colour illustrations, 40+ B&W photos and illustrations. The task of Germany’s new Große Kreuzer at the beginning of the 20th century was to form an independent reconnaissance division that was able to perform special tasks. With a speed superiority of at least 3 knots, they should also be capable of fighting in the line, and would thus require heavy armour and good defensive qualities. The battlecruisers that were built did indeed have a remarkable ability to withstand battle damage, as demonstrated by the Goeben, which suffered five mine hits on one occasion. This title details all the classes of German battlecruiser, with particular emphasis on each individual ship’s battle experience and deployment in conflict. Contents: Design Philosophy, Fiscal restraints, Technical Development, Service History, Battle Damage, Appendix, Bibliography.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001952  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battleships 1914-18 (1): Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland Classes
Staff, Gary
ISBN: 9781846034671
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG164. In the build up to World War I, the German Imperial Navy underwnt a period of revolutionary change and rapid manufacture. While already possessed of a powerful navy, spearheaded by the Deutschland class battleships, the introduction of the Royal Navy's HSM Dreadnought - the first of the all-big-gun warships - sparked an arms race that saw Germany channel considerable resources into developing a rival to this new type of foe. The Nassau class and, shortly thereafter, the Helgoland class were the first of Germany's efforts. With more armour and firepower than their predecessors, these new larger designs would see much combat during the war, notably at Dogger Bank and Jutland. The story of these naval powerhouses is vividly brought to life with official drawings and documents, through design and development analysis, and operational accounts for all the ships of these pioneering classes.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004259  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Battleships 1914-18 (2): Kaiser, Konig and Bayern Classes
Staff, Gary
ISBN: 9781846034688
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG167. Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an informative history of the key classes Kaiser, König and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I, detailing the technological revolution that had taken place to enable the building of these large dreadnought classes.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004631  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Grand Fleet 1914-1916 : Its Creation, Development and Work
Jellico, Admiral Viscount
ISBN: 0946958505
Ad Hoc Publications  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 320 pages, numerous photos, slight rubbing wear to cover. This book, originally published in 1919, is a record of the author's period of command of the Royal Navy's largest and most prestigious warships during the first two and a half years of the Great War. The Grand Fleet was created on the day war was declared, and was essentially the Home Fleet by another name, its purpose to establish and maintain a blockade against the German High Seas Fleet - and if the opportunity arose, bring it to battle and annihilate it - at the same time as acting as a deterrent to any notion the enemy might have had to invade the British Isles.  As New/Very Good
Price: $42.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006079  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45
Noppen, Ryan
ISBN: 9781782003861
Osprey Pub Co  2014 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG208. The development of the US Navy's dreadnought battleships was a pivotal part of America's evolution into a true world power. By the beginning of World War I, the United States possessed the world's third largest navy, with ten dreadnoughts in service and four more under construction. By the end of World War II, the US Navy was the undoubted global superpower, despite initial crippling losses to its battlefleet at Pearl Harbor. Richly illustrated with archive photographs as well as a full cutaway of the world's only surviving dreadnought, this comprehensive and detailed title covers the technical characteristics and combat record of the US dreadnoughts throughout their long careers.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008164  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Submarines 1900-35
Christley, Jim
ISBN: 9781849081856
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG175. This book introduces the reader to the early years of US submarine development and operation during the first third of the 20th century. It was in this period of growth and change that the submarine moved from a small vessel of limited range and tactical strength to a far ranging force. It also covers the little-told story of the United State’s submarine force during World War I, and the lessons they learned that would be passed on to future generations of submariners.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005080  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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