The Italian Navy in the World War 1915-1918: Facts and Figures (Classic Reprint)

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When the European war broke out in August, 1914, the Italian Navy had in course of completion a programme which was com mensur''ate with the financial resources of the nation and framed within the limits of a policy that was devoid Of. Any aggressive or imperialistic character. The/ realisation of this programme would have enabled the italian ?eet to maintain the proportions of to 1 with that Of France, and 4 to 3 with that of Austria.

The outbreak of the con?ict, however, arousing new and dangerous eventualities, caused a change in this programme in the quantitative sense; while, on the other hand, the revolution which was taking place in the methods Of naval warfare - a revolution which started practically at the beginning of hostilities and totally destroyed a whole body of naval traditions; necessarily had the effect Of modifying in the qualitative Sense the plans which would have enabled Italy to defend herself and take the offensive at sea.

The losses which the British Navy suffered in the earliest days Of the-war from the work Of the German submarines the increasingly effective assistance of aircraft as a means of scouting and for bombing fortified places and ships; the daily growing employment of mines whether as a protection for ports and whole tracts of sea,or for laying insidious zones Of danger-all necessary to Observe the greatest caution i squadrons for Offensive operations.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Royal Italian Navy


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780331477832

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm

Page Count - 151


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