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Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919.

By: Osborne, Eric W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cass Series: Naval Policy and History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2004Description: 1 online resource (226 p.).ISBN: 9780203495230.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 - Blockades | World War, 1914-1918 - Economic aspects - Germany | World War, 1914-1918 - Naval operations, British | World War, 1914-1918Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Britain's Economic Blockade of Germany, 1914-1919DDC classification: 940.4/52 | 940.452 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Foreign Policy, Naval Commitments, and the Changes to Blockade, 1756 1904; The Culmination of Faith in International Law: The Second Hague Conference and the Declaration of London, 1905 11; Blockade Preparations in the Final Years of Peace, 1911 14; Britain at War: The First Steps for Blockade in 1914; The Year of Frustration, Stalemate, and Doubt, 1915; The Blockade Strengthens, 1916; The Critical Year, 1917; The Last Year of War, and the Final Legacy of the Blockade in the Peace, 1918 July 1919
ConclusionBibliography; Index
Summary: Great Britain's economic blockade of Germany in World War I was one of the key elements to the victory of the Entente. Though Britain had been the leading exponent of blockades for two centuries, the World War I blockade was not effective at the outbreak of hostilities. Pre-war changes had led to the Admiralty supplanting the Royal Navy's leadership role in favour of direction from the civilian branch of government on the basis of international law.The struggle between the primacy of international law and military expediency lasted for nearly two years, as the British tried to reconc
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Book Cover; Title; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Foreign Policy, Naval Commitments, and the Changes to Blockade, 1756 1904; The Culmination of Faith in International Law: The Second Hague Conference and the Declaration of London, 1905 11; Blockade Preparations in the Final Years of Peace, 1911 14; Britain at War: The First Steps for Blockade in 1914; The Year of Frustration, Stalemate, and Doubt, 1915; The Blockade Strengthens, 1916; The Critical Year, 1917; The Last Year of War, and the Final Legacy of the Blockade in the Peace, 1918 July 1919

ConclusionBibliography; Index

Great Britain's economic blockade of Germany in World War I was one of the key elements to the victory of the Entente. Though Britain had been the leading exponent of blockades for two centuries, the World War I blockade was not effective at the outbreak of hostilities. Pre-war changes had led to the Admiralty supplanting the Royal Navy's leadership role in favour of direction from the civilian branch of government on the basis of international law.The struggle between the primacy of international law and military expediency lasted for nearly two years, as the British tried to reconc

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