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Author Halpern, Paul G., 1937-

Title The battle of the Otranto Straits : controlling the gateway to the Adriatic in World War I / Paul G. Halpern
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Twentieth-century battles
Twentieth-century battles.
Contents Cover; TOC; List of Illustrations; Preface; one The Naval War in the Adriatic; two The Allies in the Southern Adriatic; three The Austrians Prepare an Attack; four The Attack on the Drifters; five The Pursuit; six The Forces Return; seven The Results of the Battle; Epilogue; Appendix A. Glossary of Geographical Names; Appendix B. Equivalent Ranks; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Called by some a "Mediterranean Jutland," the battle of the Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France. It was a battle in three dimensions--engaging surface vessels, aircraft, and subsurface weapons (both submarines and mines). The Otranto action shows the difficulties of waging coalition warfare in which diplomatic and national jealousies override military efficiency
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Otranto Straits, Battle of the, 1917.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003025349
ISBN 025311019X (electronic bk.)
0253343798 (alk. paper)
9780253110190 (electronic bk.)
9780253343796 (alk. paper)