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About the Book Alfred von Tirpitz — , who joined the Prussian Navy in as a midshipman, was chiefly responsible for rapidly developing and enlarging the German Navy, especially the High Seas Fleet, from until the years immediately prior to the First World War. Epkenhans uses newly discovered documents to provide a fresh treatment of this important naval leader. In four major building acts of , , , and , and, in working closely with Kaiser Wilhelm II, Tirpitz expanded the Imperial Navy from a small coastal force into a major blue-water navy.
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North German Confederation Wilhelm I. Its most important results were the founding of the German Empire and the end of the Second French Empire. Over , soldiers were killed and more than , wounded in the war. After the German-Danish War in and the German War in , the conflict with France was the third and last of the German wars of unification. With this and with the constitution of January 1, , the German Empire came into being.
In certain key areas, however, notably in appointments to top positions and in the conduct of naval warfare he continued to have the decisive say. He ultimately lost touch with his people, coming to be seen as an impediment to peace. He abdicated in November He established a system of personal monarchy in which he, his courtiers and military entourage determined policy and he alone held responsibility for the appointment and dismissal of civilian statesmen. The meeting, to which the Reich Chancellor was not invited, decided to avoid war for at least one to two years, by which time Germany would have a larger army and further naval preparations would be completed.
It existed between and , growing out of the small Prussian Navy from the North German Federal Navy , which primarily had the mission of coastal defence. Kaiser Wilhelm II greatly expanded the navy, and enlarged its mission. The key leader was Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz , who greatly expanded the size and quality of the navy, while adopting the sea power theories of American strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan. The result was a naval arms race with Britain as the German navy grew to become one of the greatest maritime forces in the world, second only to the Royal Navy. The German surface navy proved ineffective during World War I ; its only major engagement, the Battle of Jutland , was a draw, but it kept the surface fleet largely in port for the rest of the war. The Imperial Navy's main ships were turned over to the Allies, but were scuttled at Scapa Flow in by German crews.
Imperial German Navy
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Офицер еще какое-то время разглядывал паспорт, потом положил его поверх вороха одежды. - У этого парня была виза третьего класса. По ней он мог жить здесь многие годы. Беккер дотронулся до руки погибшего авторучкой. - Может быть, он и жил .
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- Беккер улыбнулся и достал из кармана пиджака ручку. - Я хотел бы составить официальную жалобу городским властям. Вы мне поможете. Человек вашей репутации - ценнейший свидетель.
Она ничего не понимала. Все это было лишено всякого смысла. - Сьюзан, ты должна мне помочь.
Но он прошел Сквозь строй. - Если эта система его не перехватила, то откуда вы знаете, что вирус существует. Чатрукьян вдруг обрел прежнюю уверенность. - Цепная мутация, сэр. Я проделал анализ и получил именно такой результат - цепную мутацию. Теперь Сьюзан поняла, почему сотрудник систем безопасности так взволнован.
Пока рано, - сказал Стратмор.
- От взрывной волны я чуть не упал со стула. Где Стратмор. - Коммандер Стратмор погиб. - Справедливость восторжествовала, как в дешевой пьесе. - Успокойтесь, Джабба, - приказал директор, - и доложите ситуацию.
Все подняли головы.