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Here you can find information about the literature written by the Austrian author Heinz Strauss.
After his son Andreas has joined the Austrian Military academy and his
class has chosen the name of the famous submarine commander „Georg
Ritter von Trapp“ as year name, Heinz Strauss focused his interests on
the Austrian–Hungarian monarchy, especially on the Imperial and Royal
The literature mainly bases on unpublished
correspondence of soldiers of all military ranks who have served in the
Imperial and Royal military at that time. Their private and often
confidential impressions are framed with well-researched background
information and pictures out of that period.
The motivation of
the author to write this kind of literature is the response to the
request made by counter admiral Erich Heyssler about 100 years ago
„…So I think that something would have to happen to set a memorial
stone for our old navy, so that it does not vanish from the world view
just as it has disappeared from history.“.
Even we cannot get
in contact with those historical people directly any more, their
letters give us the best idea about their thinking, decisions, fears
and sometimes joy they have experienced during this interesting time.
The literature is currently only available in German. However we are
aware that interests as well as competences in this topic are spread
all over the world so that we would appreciate to get in contact with
you, exchange thoughts, answer your questions and ship our literature
to you worldwide.
So thank you for your interest and please
feel free to contact me right now via E-Mail under