Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official
drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an
enlightening history of the key classes of Kaiser, Konig 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
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