Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the key classes of Kaiser, K_nig and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I. It details the technological revolution that had taken place to ensure the building of these largest dreadnought classes, in particular the developments in size and armament as well as the steps taken to prevent battle damage as Germany readied herself for war.
This account of design and technology is supplemented by individual ship histories detailing combat experience complete with first-hand accounts. The specially commissioned artwork also brings this history to life with a cutaway recreation of the fleet's flagship and the Battle of Moon Sound in the Baltic in 1917 where the battleship Konig caused the destruction of the Russian battleship Slava.
About the Author
Gary Staff has studied the Imperial German Navy for much of his life and has frequently traveled to Germany and elsewhere to consult relevant archives. His most recent book is "Battle on the Seven Seas: German Cruiser Battles,
Paul Wright, a retired bank vice-president (Industrial Relations), has 35 years experience in business development. For the past 11 years he has been director of Warrick County Employment and Training Center in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Wright is a graduate of the Industrial Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma. He has conducted numerous workshops, seminars, and sales training sessions on job search, resumes, and job skills.