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"The German and the Austrian Navies: Volume Number Two / Die Deutsche und die Oesterreichische Marine: Band Nummer Zwei" by Marc E. Nonnenkamp is the only comprehensive literary work in both English and German including most named vessels in the German-speaking navies from the 14th century to the present. These navies include the Hanseatic fleets (of Hamburg, Lübeck and Wismar), the Austro-Venetian Navy (1369-1849), the Imperial Austrian Navy (1849-1867), the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Navy (1867-1918), the Navy of Brandenburg-Prussia (1657-1819), the Royal Prussian Navy (1819-1867), the "Reichsmarine" of Germanic Federation (1848-1852), the Federal Navy of Northern Germany (1867-1871), the Imperial German Navy (1871-1922), the "Reichsmarine" of the Weimar Republic (1922-1935), the "Kriegsmarine" of the Third Reich (1935-1945), the German Minesweeping Service (1945-1956), the ""Volksmarine"" of East Germany (1956-1990), the "Bundesmarine" of West Germany (1956-1990) as well as the modern German Navy since 1990. Mr. Nonnenkamp examines the geopolitical background of Germany and Central Europe, and how it relates to world history. Contrary to what has been written in the past, the German Navy was and is no "luxury fleet." Modern Germany possesses the largest economy in Europe, the largest export economy after Mainland China and the second largest merchant fleet after Japan—the German Navy is nothing less than a basic necessity for Germany and for the world economy. This book is endorsed by the Captain George J. Albert, Jr., Army Field Historian for the California Center for Military History.