INTRODUCTION

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Bocche di Cattaro, the isolated, heavenly corner of the Austro-
Hungarian Monarchy, was the most important naval base of the Central Powers in the Mediterranean during the Great War. Along the mighty dreadnoughts, battle cruisers and U-boats, it housed a new breed of weapon – the seaplane. Beginning from a shed in Teodo, then an olive grove in the tiny village of Kumbor and later, out of a solid and well-equipped base and forward flying stations in Durazzo and Gravosa, Austro-Hungarian naval airmen played a major role in the conflict of unprecedented proportions in human history. This book tells the forgotten story of their hardships, sacrifices, friendship and successes, from a modest start over frightening Montenegrin mountains, over daily actions against Entente forces in the Southern Adriatic, until the bitter end of the once mighty Empire, and resurrection of its former naval air arm within the new South Slavic Kingdom. It is drawn on archival sources, as well as privately-owned documents from Serbia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, United States, France, Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro and United Kingdom, and contains many previously unknown or long unplaced facts, 33 aircraft profiles and 189 authentic photographs from the epoch, most of which are published here for the first time.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Publisher: Jeroplan Books
Generala Horvatovića 48
11 000 Belgrade
Serbia

Phone: +381 64 29 68 608

Editor: Boris Ciglić

Artwork: Ognjan Petrović

Translation of files in Italian: Aleksandar Stošović & Miodrag Savić

Proofreading of the text in English: Miodrag Savić

Graphic Design: Unibrand 360

Number of prints: 500

Format: 290 x 210 mm

144 pages

190 authentic photographs

33 aircraft profiles

Paperback

Release Date: 25 August 2014

ⓒ 2014 All rights reserved by Boris Ciglić

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