091: The Luxury Navy

German illustration depicting the sinkings of HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue, and HMS Cressy by U-9 in September 1914.

 

Germany heavily invested in its Navy in the two decades prior to the Great War. In this episode, we see what all that investment bought.

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Fanfare

Opening War Theme

The Hebrides
Composed in 1830 by Felix Mendelssohn. Public domain.
Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing War Theme

 

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