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    DescriptionAt War in Distant Waters investigates the reasons behind Great Britain's combined military and naval offensive expeditions outside of Europe during the Great War. Often regarded as unnecessary sideshows to the conflict waged on the European continent, Pattee argues that the various campaigns were necessary adjuncts to the war in Europe, and fulfilled an important strategic purpose by protecting British trade where it was most vulnerable. Since international trade was essential for the island nation's way of life, Great Britain required freedom of the seas to maintain its global trade. While the German High Seas Fleet was a serious threat to the British coast, forcing the Royal Navy to concentrate in home waters, the importance of the island empire's global trade made it a valuable target to Germany's various commerce raiders, just as Admiral Tirpitz's risk theory had anticipated.

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    At War in Distant Waters
    British Colonial Defense in the Great War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phillip G Pattee
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781612511948
    ISBN 10: 1612511945

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    DC22: 940.45941
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    DC21: 940.45941
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    LC classification: D581 .P28 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    US Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    US Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Review quote
    ""At War in Distant Waters" is a valuable addition to the literature of WWI at sea and Phillip Pattee has done valuable work in stressing the relative importance of defence on distant stations." "--The Naval Review"