Expendable Glory: A Russian Battleship in the Baltic,1915-1917

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This is the dramatic story of how a single obsolescent Russian battleship named Slava, or Glory, managed for more than two years during World War I to stave off the might of the German navy. Anchored in the Gulf of Riga and supported by a collection of gunboats and old destroyers from Russia's Baltic Fleet, this old battleship was considered expendable. In 1915 it lived up to its name by playing a vital, yet underappreciated role in the outcome of the war, preventing the German advance against Petrograd, the capital of Imperial Russia and a major industrial center.