The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I [NOOK Book]

Overview

Called by some a "Mediterranean Jutland," the Battle of the
Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France.
Although fought by light units with no dreadnoughts involved, Otranto was a battle
in three dimensions -- engaging surface vessels, aircraft, and subsurface ...

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The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I

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Overview

Called by some a "Mediterranean Jutland," the Battle of the
Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France.
Although fought by light units with no dreadnoughts involved, Otranto was a battle
in three dimensions -- engaging surface vessels, aircraft, and subsurface weapons
(both submarines and mines). An attempt to halt the movement of submarines into the
Adriatic using British drifters armed with nets and mines led to a raid by Austrian
light cruisers. The Austrians inflicted heavy damage on the drifters, but Allied
naval forces based at Brindisi cut off their withdrawal. The daylight hours saw a
running battle, with the Austrians at considerable risk. Heavier Austrian units put
out from Cattaro in support, and at the climactic moment the Allied light forces had
to turn away, permitting the Austrians to escape. In the end, the Austrians had
inflicted more damage than they suffered themselves. The Otranto action shows the
difficulties of waging coalition warfare in which diplomatic and national jealousies
override military efficiency.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253110190
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Series: Twentieth-Century Battles
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,245,821
  • File size: 850 KB

Meet the Author

Paul G. Halpern, Professor of History at Florida State University, is
author of A Naval History of World War I; The Naval War in the Mediterranean,
1914--1918; The Mediterranean Naval Situation, 1908--1914; and Anton Haus:
Ã?sterreich-Ungarns GroÃ?admiral. He has served on the Council of the Navy Records
Society (Great Britain) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1. The Naval War in the
Adriatic
2. The Allies in the Southern Adriatic
3. The Austrians
Prepare an Attack
4. The Attack of the Drifters
5. The Pursuit

6. The Forces Return
7. The Results of the Battle

Epilogue
Appendix A: Glossary of Geographic
Names
Appendix B: Equivalent Ranks
Notes
Select
Bibliography
Index

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