Battle of Dogger Bank

The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

Author: Tobias R. Philbin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253011736

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1483


The definitive study of one of the pivotal naval battles of the Great War. On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer. While the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life and Hipper’s flagship was almost sunk, confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape. The British considered the battle a victory; but the Germans had learned important lessons and they would be better prepared for the next encounter with the British fleet at Jutand. Tobias Philbin’s Battle of Dogger Bank provides a keen analytical description of the battle and its place in the naval history of World War I. “Tobias Philbin has written a very entertaining and informative book on the Battle of Dogger Bank. It will be enjoyed by a wide audience including naval historians, strategists, and those interested in how broader long-term decision-making determines the manner in which battles are fought, won and lost.” —The International Journal of Maritime History “The author’s research in British and German archives and knowledge of secondary sources produces a significant work on the war at sea.” —Stand-To “An interesting and stimulating book that is a useful contribution to the history of the First World War in the North Sea.” —The Mariner’s Mirror

1915: The Battle of Dogger Bank to Gallipoli

Key Dates and Events from the Second Year of the First World War

Author: Saul David

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473603978

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 786


This special ebook has been created by historian Saul David from his acclaimed work 100 Days to Vistory: How the Great War was Fought and Won, which was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'Inspired' and by Charles Spencer as 'A work of great originality and insight'. Through key dates from the Battle of Dogger Bank on 24th January 1914, to the Gallipoli landings, Saul David's gripping narrative is an enthralling tribute to a generation of men and women whose sacrifice should never be forgotten.


Author: Shirley Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009992790X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1770


A young boy is upset by the loss of his favorite stuffed dog.

Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle

A Celebration of the Islands Around Britain

Author: Mathew Clayton,Anthony Atkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502306

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 5575


Discover the little worlds of Britain Beyond the British shores and straight out to sea lie the most exquisite islands, just waiting to be discovered. Little worlds, unique in their rugged and breath-taking geography, legends and folklore, scattered with ruins, wildlife and clues to their fascinating past, many remain untouched by the modern world. Take a journey, take a leap, and discover lands you never knew. Explore Lundy, the perfect refuge for pirates and a cast of other ne’er-do-wells; St Kilda, the tiny island that was inhabited for over 2000 years but now lies abandoned; or Hy Brasil, a mirage that was featured on maps for centuries but never even existed. In Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle, words and art are brought together to create a uniquely beautiful treasure - an illustrated celebration of the islands around Britain and their rare magic.

The House in the High Wood

Author: Jeffrey E. Barlough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664142

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1844


Jeffrey E. Barlough, acclaimed author of the weird and wonderful Dark Sleeper, returns with a novel as charming-and chilling-as a good old-fashioned ghost story... Strange things are afoot in the town of Shilston Upcot. A mysterious owl hovers in the sky. Mournful voices cry out for a lost child. Townsfolk are besieged by nightmares. And only one man, the reclusive squire Mark Trench, dares to investigate the strange omens to face the truth: The horror has returned.


Author: Graham Masterton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448207339

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3669


First published in 1984, this is the story of how when Englishman Eyre Walker, newly arrived in Australia, meets the beautiful Charlotte Lindsay, romance quickly blossoms. But theirs is a relationship with fatal consequences. When a late-night tryst is interrupted by Charlotte's irate father, Walker's young Aborigine servant is brutally killed by guard dogs. A man with a conscience, Walker is anxious to atone for the boy's death by giving him a proper Aboriginal burial. And so he begins a marathon journey into the outback to search for Corroboree, the gathering of nomadic tribes for the age-old ritual. The expedition that he mounts is sponsored by Captain Sturt, a celebrated explorer who believes a huge ocean lies in the middle of Australia. But Walker finds something else in the middle of that vast continent, and the price he must pay for surviving it will scar him for life...