Operation Albion

Operation Albion

The sole German amphibious operation of the First World War, given the code
name “Operation Albion,” and the largest naval undertaking in the Baltic Sea,
was about to begin.4 Unfortunately, Lieutenant Vesper was wrong about the
mines.

Author: Michael B. Barrett

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003539

Category: History

Page: 312

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In October 1917, an invasion force of some 25,000 German soldiers, accompanied by a flotilla of 10 dreadnoughts, 350 other vessels, a half-dozen zeppelins, and 80 aircraft, attacked the Baltic islands of Dago, Osel, and Moon at the head of the Gulf of Riga. It proved to be the most successful amphibious operation of World War I. The three islands fell, the Gulf was opened to German warships and was now a threat to Russian naval bases in the Gulf of Finland, and 20,000 Russians were captured. The invasion proved to be the last major operation in the East. Although the invasion had achieved its objectives and placed the Germans in an excellent position for the resumption of warfare in the spring, within three weeks of the operation, the Bolsheviks took power in Russia (November 7, 1917) and Albion faded into obscurity as the war in the East came to a slow end.
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Joint Force Quarterly

Joint Force Quarterly

In 10 Operation Albion is remarkable for a number of reasons . The operation
was planned and conducted in approximately a month by a staff without
experience in amphibious operations . Albion also demonstrates the high level of
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105214545274

Category: Unified operations (Military science)

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Categories: Unified operations (Military science)

Marine Corps University Journal

Marine Corps University Journal

Historical Context THE GERMAN CONGUEST OF INE BALTIC ISLANDS
OPERATION ALBION Operation Albion : The German Conquest of the Baltic
Islands . By Michael B. Barrett . ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 2008.
Pp . x , 298.

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World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

World War I  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

In October 1917 Schmidt led the German naval forces in Operation albion that
saw the Germans occupy the three large islands of Ösel, Dagö, and Moon off
Estonia and astride the entrance of the Gulf of Riga. For his role in the operation,
 ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851099658

Category: History

Page: 2307

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Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes
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We March Against England

We March Against England

Unlike Gallipoli, Operation Albion succeeded in landing a 1 However, reinforced
army division on a hostile shore. Operation Albion apparently left no lasting
impression in the inter-war German Navy. Having lost all their capital ships due to
the ...

Author: Robert Forczyk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472814876

Category: History

Page: 368

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In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain – and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following the destruction of the RAF fighter forces, the sweeping of the Channel of mines, and the wearing down of the Royal Naval defenders, two German army groups were set to storm the beaches of southern England. Despite near-constant British fears from August to October, the invasion never took place after first being postponed to spring 1941 before finally being abandoned entirely. Robert Forcyzk, author of Where the Iron Crosses Grow, looks beyond the traditional British account of Operation Sea Lion, complete with plucky Home Guards and courageous Spitfire pilots, at the real scale of German ambition, plans and capabilities. He examines, in depth, how Operation Sea Lion fitted in with German air-sea actions around the British Isles as he shows exactly what stopped Hitler from invading Britain.
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D Day Assault

D Day Assault

Another lesser-known operation, Operation Albion, the invasion of the ösel and
Moon Islands, was carried out by the Germans in September 1917. Located in
the northeast Baltic in what is now Estonia, these islands lie at the mouth of the
Gulf ...

Author: Mark Khan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473837294

Category: History

Page: 192

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“This superb account describes the exercises undertaken on Slapton Sands, backed up by first hand accounts from those who were there at the time.” —Military Machines International Preceded by a massive airborne assault, the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken began on June 6, 1944—D-Day. Over a fifty-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, 160,000 Allied troops came ashore on the beaches of Normandy. Supported by more than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft, they quickly gained a foothold in fortress Europe. To plan and execute such a massive military operation successfully required training—and beaches. The perfect place for the Americans was found in the sleepy South Hams area of South Devon. But this choice came at a price. Over 20,000 acres of prime agricultural land, along with villages and farms were requisitioned. The peace of the South Devon coast was soon shattered as the Slapton Sands Assault Training Centre came into being. The training, however, was not without risk. During one of the final major coordinated practices—Exercise Tiger—over 800 men were lost to enemy action whilst traveling by sea to land on the beaches at Slapton Sands. Often shrouded in intrigue, this disaster has been the subject of conspiracy theories for many years. “Using the latest information available about this secretive event, [D-Day Assault] features all aspects of the military exercises and first hand accounts of those who lived and trained there.” —Western Morning News
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Alexander P de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

Alexander P  de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power

It ordered Operation Albion to crush Russian air, sea, and land forces and open
Riga Bay to German ships. The ultimate goal was to be able to use the port of
Riga as the main supply base for the German army as it prepared an assault on ...

Author: James K. Libbey

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612341804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it possible. Graduating from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy at the start of World War I, de Seversky lost a leg in his first combat mission. He still shot down thirteen German planes and became the empire's most decorated combat naval pilot. While serving as a naval attache in the United States in 1918, de Seversky elected to escape the Bolshevik Revolution and offered his services as a pilot and consulting engineer to the U.S. War Department. He proved inventive both in the technology of advanced military aircraft and in the strategy of exercising air power. He worked for famed aviation advocate Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, who encouraged the naturalized citizen to patent his inventions, such as an in-flight refueling system and a gyroscopically synchronized bombsight. His creative spirit then spurred him to design and manufacture advanced military aircraft. When World War II broke out in Europe, de Seversky became America's best-known philosopher, prophet, and advocate for air power, even serving as an adviser to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. The highlight of his life occurred in 1970 when the Aviation Hall of Fame enshrined de Seversky for "his achievements as a pilot, aeronautical engineer, inventor, industrialist, author, strategist, consultant, and scientific advances in aircraft design and aerospace technology." This book will appeal to readers with a special interest in military history and to anyone who wants to learn more about American air power's most important figures.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Baron s Cloak

The Baron s Cloak

... see Bakhturina, Okrainy rossiiskoi imperii, 78–116; Michael B. Barrett,
Operation Albion: The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands (Bloomington, Ind.,
2008), 180–86, 227. 33. A. Rennikov, V strane chudes: Pravda o pribaltiiskikh
nemtsakh ...

Author: Willard Sunderland

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801471063

Category: History

Page: 360

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Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885–1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron’s Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the Baron’s life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern’s movements, he transits through the Empire’s multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious. In compulsively readable prose that draws on wide-ranging research in multiple languages, Sunderland recreates Ungern’s far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time. Sunderland visited the many sites that shaped Ungern’s experience, from Austria and Estonia to Mongolia and China, and these travels help give the book its arresting geographical feel. In the early chapters, where direct evidence of Ungern’s activities is sparse, he evokes peoples and places as Ungern would have experienced them, carefully tracing the accumulation of influences that ultimately came together to propel the better documented, more notorious phase of his career Recurring throughout Sunderland’s magisterial account is a specific artifact: the Baron’s cloak, an essential part of the cross-cultural uniform Ungern chose for himself by the time of his Mongolian campaign: an orangey-gold Mongolian kaftan embroidered in the Khalkha fashion yet outfitted with tsarist-style epaulettes on the shoulders. Like his cloak, Ungern was an imperial product. He lived across the Russian Empire, combined its contrasting cultures, fought its wars, and was molded by its greatest institutions and most volatile frontiers. By the time of his trial and execution mere months before the decree that created the USSR, he had become a profoundly contradictory figure, reflecting both the empire’s potential as a multinational society and its ultimately irresolvable limitations.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

The British submarines enjoyed a certain amount of success, but operations were
hampered by logistic and climatic ... Even then it required an amphibious
operation—Operation 'Albion'—against the island of Ösel and fairly arduous
fighting to ...

Author: Hew Strachan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191640414

Category: History

Page: 416

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The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.
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The German 1918 Offensives

The German 1918 Offensives

A Case Study in The Operational Level of War David T. Zabecki ... been lost.55
Despite a successful amphibious operation against the Russian-controlled Baltic
islands of Moon, Ösel, and Dagö in October 1917 (Operation ALBION), there was
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Author: David T. Zabecki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134252244

Category: History

Page: 432

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This is the first study of the Ludendorff Offensives of 1918 based extensively on key German records presumed to be lost forever after Potsdam was bombed in 1944. In 1997, David T. Zabecki discovered translated copies of these files in a collection of old instructional material at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He presents his findings here for the first time, with a thorough review of the surviving original operational plans and orders, to offer a wealth of fresh insights to the German Offensives of 1918. David T. Zabecki clearly demonstrates how the German failure to exploit the vulnerabilities in the BEF’s rail system led to the failure of the first two offensives, and how inadequacies in the German rail system determined the outcome of the last three offensives. This is a window into the mind of the German General Staff of World War I, with thorough analysis of the German planning and decision making processes during the execution of battles. This is also the first study in English or in German to analyze the specifics of the aborted Operation HAGEN plan. This is also the first study of the 1918 Offensives to focus on the ‘operational level of war’ and on the body of military activity known as ‘the operational art’, rather than on the conventional tactical or strategic levels. This book will be of great interest to all students of World War I, the German Army and of strategic studies and military theory in general.
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Torpedo

Torpedo

Bayern was still undergoing trials when the Battle of Jutland occurred in May–
June 1916, but she was available for the next major event, Operation Albion.
During this operation she struck a mine that flooded the forward beam torpedo
room ...

Author: Roger Branfill-Cook

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781473842700

Category: History

Page: 256

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The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed any small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel and by extension a small, minor navy to threaten the largest and most powerful warships afloat. The
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Honest Broker Or Perfidious Albion

Honest Broker Or Perfidious Albion

215 The force was to be renamed the UN Confidence Restoration Operation (
UNCRO ) , cut by 50 per cent , and redeployed away from the internal to the
external borders of Croatia . 216 At the UN meeting in Copenhagen where
President ...

Author: Jane M. O. Sharp

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 1860300154

Category: Former Yugoslav republics

Page: 94

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Categories: Former Yugoslav republics

The Autocar

The Autocar

ALBION " ALBION " See OLYMPIA , STAND 82 . ALBION SPECIALTIES – Cars
suitable for SOLID or PNEUMATIC Tyres . Silver Medal Fatent Magneto Ignition .
Murray ... Lubricator and Ignitior in Operation . ALBION MOTOR CAR CO . , LTD .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105217531420

Category: Automobiles

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Categories: Automobiles

Canadian Multinationals and International Finance

Canadian Multinationals and International Finance

In one respect, the GMA differed from the majority of mining firms operating in the
earlier nineteenth century, and indeed ... While the first manager at Albion Mines,
Richard Smith, also oversaw operations at Sydney for a time, when the mines ...

Author: Gregory P. Marchildon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317727606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Seven studies explore the modest but significant role of Canadian multinational enterprises in world finance, trade, and direct investment. Presents a historical overview, analyses of individual companies, and considerations of whole industries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers

... of the electrical agency through the water is highly favourable in showing the
efficiency of the operation of the conductors . Since in ... Albion - . - - 74 Athol - - -
28 Elephant - - - 74 Slight ; mast protected by chain topsail Mainmast shivered .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106495955

Category: Bills, Legislative

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Categories: Bills, Legislative

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S Patent Office

Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U S  Patent Office

The mode of operation is as follows : The res This machine may also be applied
to the sortervoirs or hoppers are first filled ... during these operations , ALBION
KNOWLTOY . moved forward and backward above the hoppers , Witnesses : the
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Author: United States. Patent Office

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ISBN: UCAL:C2539510

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Surveyor

Surveyor

A very useful form of hydraulic tipping wagon las been devised by the Albion
Motor Car Company , Limited , Scotstoun ... involve a considerable amount of
manual labour , apart altogether from the long time taken to complete the
operation .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069765307

Category: Engineering

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The Surveyor Municipal County Engineer

The Surveyor   Municipal   County Engineer

A very useful form of hydraulic tipping wagon l'as been devised by the Albion
Motor Car Company , Limited ... which involve a considerable amount of manual
labour , apart altogether from the long time taken to complete the operation .
Albion ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000594474V

Category: Engineering

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The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer

The Surveyor and Municipal and County Engineer

A very useful form of hydraulic tipping wagon l'as been devised by the Albion
Motor Car Company , Limited ... which involve a considerable amount of manual
labour , apart altogether from the long time taken to complete the operation .
Albion ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2621933

Category: Municipal engineering

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Categories: Municipal engineering

Albion

Albion

At the top of the boat , several knots of women , still Tyrolese , are sitting in
various directions , executing for each other , alternately , without the slightest
consciousness of the external effect of the operation , the agreeable task of
disburdening ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10610551

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