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Adriatic

For most of the belligerents the Adriatic was of secondary importance, but for Italy and Austria-Hungary it was a major theater of naval warfare. Unlike the Italian coastline, that of Dalmatia is very rugged; the naval bases of the Austro-Hungarian navy located there were protected by numerous offshore islands. Their heavy units were stationed in Pola (modern Pula in Croatia); the lighter warships lay in Cattaro (modern Kotor in Montenegro). When the war opened the Habsburg navy was commanded by Admiral Anton Haus. At the same time, the bulk of the French fleet la…

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Massignani, Alessandro, “Adriatic”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0001>
First published online: 2015



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