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The Great War at Sea : A Naval History of the First World War

By: Sondhaus, Lawrence.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (420 p.).ISBN: 9781316008560.Subject(s): World war, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine | World war, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American -- History | World war, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Great War at Sea : A Naval History of the First World WarDDC classification: 938.1092367 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Ambition, ideology, and arms races; 2 Preparing for war; 3 Global prelude; 4 European waters, 1914-15; 5 Submarine warfare: The great experiment, 1915; 6 Combined operations, 1915; 7 The year of Jutland: Germany's fleet sorties, 1916; 8 Submarine warfare: The great gamble, 1917-18; 9 War and revolution, 1917; 10 Final operations; Conclusion: Peace and naval disarmament; Bibliography; Index
Summary: New naval history of the First World War which reveals the contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory.
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Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Ambition, ideology, and arms races; 2 Preparing for war; 3 Global prelude; 4 European waters, 1914-15; 5 Submarine warfare: The great experiment, 1915; 6 Combined operations, 1915; 7 The year of Jutland: Germany's fleet sorties, 1916; 8 Submarine warfare: The great gamble, 1917-18; 9 War and revolution, 1917; 10 Final operations; Conclusion: Peace and naval disarmament; Bibliography; Index

New naval history of the First World War which reveals the contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory.

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Technology determined WW I. Men on land fought against machine guns, gas, artillery, and tanks, the likes of which had not been used against Europeans before. In the air were airplanes and zeppelins. But it was on sea, both atop and under, where perhaps the greatest of the new technological marvels contended against each other. Enormous battleships--fittingly known as dreadnoughts--fought with enormous guns against other ships on sea, and against fortifications and men on shore. Transport ships brought large numbers of men and supplies to distant theaters. Even the first aircraft carriers were unveiled. And, perhaps deadliest of all because they fought with a stealth that made almost all attacks surprises, were submarines. Submarines were not large, and they carried few torpedoes or other weapons; most were sunk by the end of the war. But their effectiveness was such that they brought the US from neutrality to an Allied power; that intervention would hasten an Axis defeat. No one has ever told the story of naval warfare in WW I better or more completely than Sondhaus (Univ. of Indianapolis). Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --Kelly Robert DeVries, Loyola University Maryland

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