Admirals versus Generals: The War Aims of the Imperial German Navy, 1914–1918

@article{Herwig1972AdmiralsVG,
  title={Admirals versus Generals: The War Aims of the Imperial German Navy, 1914–1918},
  author={H. Herwig},
  journal={Central European History},
  year={1972},
  volume={5},
  pages={208-233}
}
  • H. Herwig
  • Published 1972
  • Political Science
  • Central European History
  • The recent controversy over Germany's war aims during World War I has centered primarily around the positions taken by the Kaiser, the Foreign Office, and the army high command. The views of the navy have been largely neglected. This is unfortunate because the navy was, in a way, the status symbol of the German Empire. It was not, like the various armies, a divisive, particularist force, but rather a national Reich institution—the “melting pot” of Germany. It flew the Imperial black-white-red… CONTINUE READING
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