From Coronel to the Atlantic and Zeebrugge
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The most common image of World War I is that of the trench warfare of the Western Front. But one of the most crucial theaters of the war was on an entirely different stage: the waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The naval struggle between the British Royal Navy and the German High Seas Fleet would lead to the introduction of U-boat warfare, the entry of the United States into the war and the German Revolution of 1918. From the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914 to the decisive Battle of Jutland in 1916 and beyond, this volume charts one of the Great War’s most compelling stories in never-before-achieved detail, supported by over 200 amazing images of the ships, leading figures and important engagements.
Hardcover Book : 224 pages
Publisher: Amber Books ( September 01, 2008 )
Item #: 12-575356
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 9.68 inches
Product Weight: 33.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Sorry, but I bought this book to read about WWI naval warfare, not how great the Royal Navy was. The chapter on Jutland was particularly hard to get through. Well written, but not what I was looking for.
Reviewer: Hans F
---- I'm a 'nugget' in the club... Just rec'd my copy of Andrew Wiest's WWI Naval Warfare... Having already read Mr.Massie's in-depth works DREADNOUGHT & CASTLES OF STEEL, I wasn't sure how THIS could top THOSE... It didn't try to... What it DID was offer a concise, ordered, cogent and COMPLETE account of the entire war, with a lively text and an engaging look at several of the eccentric characters (i.e. Churchill, Tirpitz, Fisher, etc.)... A detailed look at the U-boat & Q-ship episodes in the final chapters was refreshing, as I found this a bit neglected in the Massie books... This small volume packs a whallop; well worth what you'll PAY for it... Good stuff, & well done...
Reviewer: Gary S