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    DescriptionThe only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I, this work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, the German Kaiserliche Marine, the United States Navy, the French Marine Nationale, the Italian Regia Marina, the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserliche und Konigliche Kriegsmarine, and the Imperial Russian Navy to demonstrate why the war was won, not in the trenches, but upon the waves. It explains why these seven fleets fought the way they did and why the war at sea did not develop as the admiralties and politicians of 1914 expected. After discussing each navy's goals and circumstances and how their individual characteristics impacted the way they fought, the authors deliver a side-by-side analysis of the conflict's fleets, with each chapter covering a single navy. Parallel chapter structures assure consistent coverage of each fleet--history, training, organization, doctrine, materiel, and operations--and allow readers to easily compare information among the various navies. The book clearly demonstrates how the naval war was a collision of 19th century concepts with 20th century weapons that fostered unprecedented development within each navy and sparked the evolution of the submarine and aircraft carrier. The work is free from the national bias that infects so many other books on World War I navies. As they pioneer new ways of viewing the conflict, the authors provide insights and material that would otherwise require a massive library and mastery of multiple languages. Such a study has special relevance today as 20th-century navies struggle to adapt to 21st-century technologies. "


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    Title
    To Crown the Waves
    Subtitle
    the Great Navies of the First World War
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Vincent P O'Hara, Edited by W David Dickson, Edited by Richard Worth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 349
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781612510828
    ISBN 10: 1612510825
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, JWF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS027090
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.45
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.4/5
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 940.45
    LC classification: D580 .C83 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, JWCK
    Illustrations note
    , black & white tables, maps
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    30 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis
    Review quote
    ""To Crown the Waves" is a useful book for the novice or the seasoned student of the war at sea from 1914 through 1918.""--Strategy Page"