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The Atlantic Ocean

Relief map of Great Britain and Ireland from the south with the North Sea, English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, and northwestern Europe: France, Belgium, Holland, and Scandinavia. The war-zone outlined on the map was declared on February 4, 1915. On May 7, the Lusitania entered the war zone southwest of Ireland.
Map Text:
Atlantisch Ozean, Nord-See, Kanal - Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, English Channel
Kriegs-Gebiets-Grenze - War-zone-boundary
Caption:
Westlichen Kriegschauplatz: Nr. 97. Karte III:
Die Gewässer um Großbritannien und Irland werden als Kriegsgebiet erklärt. Serie 47/4
Western front: No. 97 Map III:
The waters around Britain and Ireland will be declared a war zone. Series 47/4
Reverse:
Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.
Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album
Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges
War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX
For Gloria Victoria album
Collection and reference book of International war

Relief map of Great Britain and Ireland, the North Sea, English Channel, and Atlantic Ocean, with northwestern Europe: France, Belgium, Holland, and Scandinavia. The war-zone outlined on the map was declared on February 4, 1915. On May 7, the Lusitania entered the war zone southwest of Ireland.

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Map Text:

Atlantisch Ozean, Nord-See, Kanal - Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, English Channel

Kriegs-Gebiets-Grenze - War-zone-boundary



Caption:

Westl[ichen] Kriegschaupl[atz]: Nr. 97. Karte III: Die Gewässer um Großbritannien und Irland werden als Kriegsgebiet erklärt. Serie 47/4

Western front: No. 97 Map III: The waters around Britain and Ireland will be declared a war zone. Series 47/4



Reverse:

Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.

Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album

Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges

War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX

For Gloria Victoria album

Collection and reference book of international war

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Before Britain entered the war, it received Germany's agreement that the German Imperial Navy would not enter the English Channel. When war began, and in keeping with prewar planning between the military staffs of both nations, The French Navy deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, while the British Royal Navy took responsibility for defending France's Atlantic coast.

The German Imperial Navy was concentrated in its North and Baltic Sea ports when war began. Its surface fleet never broke out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Having fled it home port of Tsingtao, most of the German East Asiatic Squadron crossed the Pacific Ocean to raid Allied shipping. After victory in the Pacific in the Battle of Coronel on November 1, the Squadron rounded Cape Horn on December 2. On December 8, 1914, the Squadron lost the Battle of the Falklands to a more powerful British fleet, losing four of its five ships.

Partially in response to the British Naval blockade, Germany declared a war zone around the British Isles and began submarine warfare, sinking ships of Britain and its allies within the zone.

Supply and troop transport ships from Canada, Newfoundland, and later the United States crossed the Atlantic. The convoy system was an effective defense against submarine warfare.

The Atlantic Ocean is an ocean.