Naval Battles of the First World War
With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, "Though the titanic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees". Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately-researched account is the authoritative history on an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 135.4 x 217.2 x 24.6mm | 358.34g
- 01 Aug 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- maps, diagrams, b&w photographs, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Part 1 Prologue: operation "ZZ". Part 2 Overseas: a curse on the Orient; lone wolf; the long voyage; Von Spee's triumph; Sturdee's revenge. Part 3 Home waters: first blood; the long wait; Beatty versus Hipper; Jellicoe versus Scheer; Scheer's escape; who won?. Part 4 Under the sea: u-boats and q-ships; twisting the dragon's tail. Part 5 Epilogue: death of a fleet.
About Geoffrey Bennett
Captain Geoffrey Bennett RN (1909-1983) served in the Royal Navy from 1923 until 1958, during which time he was for three years Naval Attache in Moscow. He is the author of several distinguished books on the history of naval warfare, including The Battle of Jutland, Coronel and the Falklands and The Battle of the River Plate.