Greg Kennedy's Britain's War At Sea, 1914-1918: The war they thought and PDF

By Greg Kennedy

In Britain, reminiscence of the 1st global battle continues to be ruled by means of the ditch conflict of the Western entrance. but, in 1914 while the rustic declared battle, the overpowering expectation was once that Britain’s efforts will be basically focussed at the sea. As such, this quantity is a welcome corrective to what's arguably an ancient overlook of the naval element of the nice struggle. in addition to reassessing Britain’s struggle at sea among 1914 and 1918, underlining the oft ignored contribution of the blockade of the imperative Powers to the finishing of the struggle, the booklet additionally bargains a case examine in rules approximately army making plans for ’the subsequent war’. questions on how subsequent wars are thought of, deliberate for and conceptualised, after which how truth really affects that considering, have lengthy been - and stay - key matters for governments and army strategists. The essays during this quantity exhibit what ’realities’ there are to contemplate and the way major or no longer the swap from pre-war to battle used to be. this is often vital not just for historians attempting to comprehend occasions long ago, but in addition has classes for modern strategic thinkers who're liable for making plans and getting ready for attainable destiny clash. Britain’s pre-war naval making plans presents an ideal instance of simply how advanced and unsure that approach is. development upon and advancing fresh scholarship about the function of the army within the First international conflict, this assortment brings to complete mild the dominance of the maritime setting, for Britain, in that conflict and the teachings that has for historians and armed forces planners.

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