Peter Overlack

The Imperial German Navy as an instrument of world policy in the Asia-Pacific region to 1914

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INTRODUCTION: world policy and expansion

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DEUTSCHER KREUZERKRIEG in asiatischen und australischen Gewässern

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NEPTUNE IN THE SERVICE OF THE EMPIRE: naval power and world policy

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UNDERSTANDINGTHE NAVY AS AN ‘INSTRUMENT OF CULTURE’

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AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT? Australia in Germany’s sights                                              

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BASES: a logistical imperative

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GERMAN INTEREST IN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE

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GERMAN ASSESMENTS OF BRITISH-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS

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THE NAVAL INTELLIGENCE NETWORK: cruisers and consuls

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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE RESPONSES: countering the threat

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CRUISER WARFARE AGAINST AUSTRALIA: German planning

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EYES ON THE INDIES: regional security under threat

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GERMAN PLANNING AGAINST THE USA INTHE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

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GERMAN PUSH TO THE GULF AND INDIAN OCEAN

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CABLE AND WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY: strategic & tactical lifeblood

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THE JAPANESE FACTOR

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THE COMMANDER IN CRISIS 1914: Graf Spee’s perspective based on his unpublished letters

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CONCLUSION