Friedman’s research credentials are impeccable, and the huge amount of factual detail he has unearthed will be sure to delight many . . . there is nothing comparable in either depth or scope out there, and for this reason, if no other, ...
Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
The overriding image of the First World War is the bloody stalemate of the Western Front, but although much of the action did occur on land, the overall shape of the war even the inevitability of British participation arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in the desperate German attempts to deal with the American industrial threat, which ultimately levered the United States into the war, and thus a consequence of British sea control.rn This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing it describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapon technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Combat produced many surprises: some, like the impact of the mine and torpedo, are familiar, but this book also brings to light many previously unexplored subjects, like creative new tactical practices and improved command and control.rn The contrast between expectation and reality had enormous consequences not only for the course of the war but also for the way navies developed afterwards. This book melds strategic, technical, and tactical aspects to reveal the First World War from a fresh perspective, but also demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second.
Focusing on the decisive engagements of World War I, the author explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides, looking at the changing weapons and tactics and offering his own assessment on what brought about the war ...
Author: Peter Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Focusing on the decisive engagements of World War I, the author explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides, looking at the changing weapons and tactics and offering his own assessment on what brought about the war's outcome.
A Naval History of the First World War Lawrence Sondhaus ... During the
intervening week, however, Car- den fell ill, succumbing to an ulcer that kept him
from ever holding another command at sea. ... Keyes, The Fight for Gallipoli, pp.
Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is a major new naval history of the First World War which reveals the decisive contribution of the war at sea to Allied victory. In a truly global account, Lawrence Sondhaus traces the course of the campaigns in the North Sea, Atlantic, Adriatic, Baltic and Mediterranean and examines the role of critical innovations in the design and performance of ships, wireless communication and firepower. He charts how Allied supremacy led the Central Powers to attempt to revolutionize naval warfare by pursuing unrestricted submarine warfare, ultimately prompting the United States to enter the war. Victory against the submarine challenge, following their earlier success in sweeping the seas of German cruisers and other surface raiders, left the Allies free to use the world's sea lanes to transport supplies and troops to Europe from overseas territories, and eventually from the United States, which proved a decisive factor in their ultimate victory.
From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War ...
Author: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Social Science
From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.
Neiberg, Fighting Great War, p.36; Susan Grayzel, 'The Souls of Soldiers:
Civilians under Fire in First World War France', ... 76–8, 101–12, 217–18, 229–40
, 243–55; Hartcup, War ofInvention, pp.140–4; Richard Hough, The Great War at Sea, ...
Author: Ian F. W. Beckett
The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.
... War II, Annapolis 2003. GOLDRICK, JAMES, The King's Ships were at Sea: the
war in the North Sea, August 1914 – February 1915, Annapolis 1984. ... HOPE,
STANTON, Ocean Odyssey, A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy, London
1944. HOUGH, RICHARD, The Great War at Sea, 1914-1918, Oxford 1983.
Author: David Owen
Publisher: Pen and Sword
A deep dive into the tactics and technology used to defend against submarines—from the opening of the First World War through World War II and beyond. The submarine was undoubtedly the most potent purely naval weapon of the twentieth century. In two world wars, enemy underwater campaigns were very nearly successful in thwarting Allied hopes of victory—indeed, annihilation of Japanese shipping by US Navy submarines is an indicator of what might have been. That the submarine was usually defeated is a hugely important story in naval history, yet this is the first book to treat the subject as a whole in a readable and accessible manner. It concerns individual heroism and devotion to duty, but also ingenuity, technical advances and originality of tactical thought. What developed was an endless battle between forces above and below the surface, where a successful innovation by one side eventually produces a countermeasure by the other in a lethal struggle for supremacy. Development was not a straight line: wrong ideas and assumptions led to defeat and disaster. “Iconography (with dozens of photographs and often large-format diagrams), a vast bibliography and a complete and documented general approach make this volume a work of great quality and of great interest for all enthusiasts and scholars of this very interesting subject.”—Storia Militare “The modeller will not only find the text engaging but there is a superb collection of photographs and illustrations which of course include submarines, corvettes and destroyers. Subjects which the modeller increasingly appreciates. Highly recommended.”—Model Boats
Cecil Lewis was a pilot in the Great War and later the author of some fascinating
books concerning his time fighting for Great Britain from the skies. He spent a
year at Rochford Aerodrome and described it as 'magnificent and almost a mile ...
Author: Frances Clamp
Publisher: Pen and Sword
'A fortified place'. This is not the way we usually think of Southend-on-Sea but it was the description used by the Germans during the Great War. Built beside the Thames Estuary and with the Shoebury Garrison to the east, Rochford Aerodrome to the north and the longest pleasure pier in the world to the south, it was regarded as a legitimate target. During the war the pier was used as an embarkation point for British soldiers about to be transported to France.Southend-on-Sea in the Great War looks at the lives of the ordinary people of the town who coped with the new and unexpected problems that arose. A number of large hotels became hospitals for wounded military. The imposing Palace Hotel became the Queen Mary Royal Naval Hospital and it even received a visit from the Queen herself. The role of women changed. Some worked in munitions factories or cleaned trains whilst others supported the local hospitals. They coped with the constant fear of the loss of loved ones and dealt with ever increasing food shortages.Bombs were dropped on the town, the worst raid being in August 1917 when thirty-two people were killed and forty-four injured. Learn more about this tragic event and other accounts of the impact of the Great War on Southed-on-Sea in the pages of this fascinating book.Southend was at the sharp end of activity during the First World War. Bombed by Zeppelin and Gotha, it also received some of the first German POWs and acted as a camp for soldiers departing to the trenches across the Channel. This book explores how the experience of war impacted on this Coastal Town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Southend were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.
Author: Brigadier-General E. Howard GorgesPublish On: 2012-02-01
The campaign in West Africa during the Great War is overshadowed by the more famous fight agains the elusive German genius of guerilla warfare, Gen. von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa.
Author: Brigadier-General E. Howard Gorges
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
The campaign in West Africa during the Great War is overshadowed by the more famous fight agains the elusive German genius of guerilla warfare, Gen. von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa. This account by the British Commander in West Africa, redresses the balance. Gorges describes the Anglo-French invasion and occupation of Togoland, Germany’s west African colony, and the more difficult and protracted operations against the German Cameroons—on land, as well as at sea. It took the Allies until January 1916 to eliminate German resistance and chase the remaining German forces into neutral territory. Profusely illustrated with maps, 191 photographs, and four appendices listing officers serving, orders of battle etc.
CONTENTS: BOOK I - THE EARLY WAR OF MANOEUVRE I. PROLOGUE: AT SERAJEVO June 28, 1914, II. THE BREAKING OF THE BARRIERS The Immediate Results of the Serajevo Murders Germanys Council of War on 5th July Austrias Ultimatum toSerbia Germanys ...
Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Obscure Press
EPISODES OF THE GREAT WAR by JOHN BUCHAN. CONTENTS: BOOK I - THE EARLY WAR OF MANOEUVRE I. PROLOGUE: AT SERAJEVO June 28, 1914, II. THE BREAKING OF THE BARRIERS The Immediate Results of the Serajevo Murders Germanys Council of War on 5th July Austrias Ultimatum toSerbia Germanys Proposal to Britain The Work of Sir Edward Grey The Ultimatums to France and Belgium The Invasion of Belgium The British Cabinet Britain declares War. III. THE BATTLE JOINED IN THE WEST The New Factors in War The German Plan The Attack on Liege Forts Early French Failures The British Expeditionary Force Mons The Retreat. IV. THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE The Defence of Paris Kluck changes Direction Eve of the Marne Battle of the Maine German Occupation of Belgium. V. FROM THE AISNE TO THE FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES Battle of the Aisne The Race to the Sea Fall of Antwerp Fight of the 2nd and 3rd Corps Battle of the Yser The First Battle of Ypres Death of Lord Roberts VI. THE WAR ON OTHER FRONTS AND AT SEA The Eastern Front Invasion of East Prussia Tannenberg Austrias Misfortunes War in the Pacific and Africa War at Sea Coronel Falkland Islands BOOK II - THE BELEAGUERED FORTRESS VII. SPRING OF 1915 Winter Stalemate Neuve Chapelle Its Purpose and Consequences The Second Battle of Ypres VIII. THE DARDANELLES Reasons for the Expedition Naval Attack on the Straits Sir Ian Hamilton The Battle of the Landing The Battle of Krithia Landing at Suvla Its Failure IX. THE BATTLE OF LOOS The Russian Retreat from the Donajetz Spring Offensives in the West The French at Artois Festubert The Summer Stagnation Loos Sir John French surrenders his Command X. RETROSPECT OF 1915 KutItaly enters the War The Over running of Serbia The Lusitania sunk New Government in Britain Attitude of Labour Lord Derbys Recruiting Scheme The Military Service Bill Edith Cavell The Evacuation of the Dardanelles XI. VERDUN AND THE SOMME Reasons for German Attack French Defence The Somme Region Strategy of the Projective Battle The First Day The Attack of July the Fourteenth Crest of the Uplands Won The Autumn Attacks The Weather Breaks Summary of the Action. XII. RETROSPECT OF 1916 Brussilovs Summer Offensive Rumania overrun Changes in French Command Joffre surrenders his Command Battle of Jutland Death of Lord Kitchener Fall of Government in Britain Mr. Lloyd George Prime MinisterWar Cabinet Mr. Asquith. BOOK III - THE GREAT SALLIES XIII. THE OPENING OF 1917 German Manoeuvres for Peace President Wilsons Note The New Government in Britain The Russian Coup d'Etat Lenin and Others America declares War XIV. THE BATTLE OF ARRAS German Withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line Battle of Arras Failure of Nivelles Offensive Petain succeeds Nivelle French Mutinies. XV. THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES AND CAMBRAI Haigs Flanders Policy Battle of Messines The Pillboxes British Attacks The Weather Capture of Passchendaele Battle of Cambrai Enemy Counterattack Close of 1917 Campaign. XVI.
This illustrated volume of essays provides an Irish perspective on the Great War and relays the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war as well as those involved.
Author: John Horne
This illustrated volume of essays provides an Irish perspective on the Great War and relays the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war as well as those involved. Soldiers in the trenches, volunteer nurses, politicians, women and the workforce are all examined.
Experiences of the momentous fleet battle of the Great War at sea The narratives of the fighting at Jutland which are collected in this book were all written by officers or men who were present at the battle, and they are, therefore, first ...
Author: H. W. Fawcett
Experiences of the momentous fleet battle of the Great War at sea The narratives of the fighting at Jutland which are collected in this book were all written by officers or men who were present at the battle, and they are, therefore, first-hand evidence of the detailed events of the fighting. The book is not a criticism; it is a record of personal experiences. One has often felt that a great gap would be filled in the histories of old-time naval battles if one could read true stories of all the hundred and one personal incidents of the fighting that must have occurred in the days of old. Imagine the adventure that could be contained in a book truly describing the fighting incidents of Trafalgar! What an insight it would give us into the character and courage of the men who served Nelson. So this book of the Fighting at Jutland is an endeavour to fill a like gap for the one fleet action of the War of 1914-18. (From the Introduction) This book benefits from the inclusion a useful supporting narrative of the action in detail and at large to give the experiences of the individual authors context and to clarify their role in the wider conflict, as well as numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams demonstrating the manoeuvring of vessels. Available in softcover and hardcover with dustjacket.
A collection of writings by the world's foremost military historians sheds new light on the causes, events, campaigns, personalities, and repercussions of World War I, including thirty-one essays by Thomas Fleming, Robert Wohl, John Keegan, ...
Author: Robert Cowley
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
A collection of writings by the world's foremost military historians sheds new light on the causes, events, campaigns, personalities, and repercussions of World War I, including thirty-one essays by Thomas Fleming, Robert Wohl, John Keegan, Tim Travers, Sir Michael Howard, Ronald Spector, and others. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.
D'Annunzio and the Great War deals with the role that World War I played in the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio's life and literary imagination.
Author: Alfredo Bonadeo
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
D'Annunzio and the Great War deals with the role that World War I played in the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio's life and literary imagination. For many years, he had called for war; when it came, he plunged into it with a passion. War turned out to be the central experience in his life and work. When conflict burst upon Europe and raged on its battlefields for more than four years, D'Annunzio, unlike the many Italians who meekly marched to the frontlines to fight, die, or survive, viewed it as something for which he had wished and prepared, for both political and personal reasons, for many years. It is hard to understand why a man, who by the spring of 1915 had achieved an extraordinary national and international success as a man of letters and had become a prominent public figure, came to look on the war that could destroy him and the world in which he enjoyed such prominence as a godsend. D'Annunzio's uncanny gift of foreseeing the future revealed to him that war would come because it was an integral part of both his country's destiny and his own. D'Annunzio fought the war on land, sea and in the air with boldness, enthusiasm, and recklessness, emerging from it as the most decorated Italian soldier. He conferred veracity and credibility on his war deeds and experience not only by taking part in enormously risky actions and placing himself in mortal danger, but also by gaining a professional knowledge of military strategies, by devising such new ones as the cooperation of air and naval forces in battle, by applying them, and by writing about them. He paid dearly for his martial heroism; the loss of his right eye would cause him emotional and physical suffering for the rest of his life. But his heroism also enabled him to produce his best prose work, Notturno (Nocturne), which deals with his hopes, exhilaration, and finally, his delusion as a warrior.
Author: Britannica Educational PublishingPublish On: 2011-11-01
decisions only established the basis of that great victory, for the French fought
with desperation, and it took hard fight— ing by British tars, inspired by Nelson's
charismatic leadership, to fulfill the promise of victory. In a Similar manner, new ...
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War. This comprehensive volume examines the various crafts that have shifted the front lines of war to previously unimagined heights and depths and the tactics that have accompanied these developments.
Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1914, but it already formed a vibrant new part of the community.
Author: Alexandra Churchill
Publisher: History Press
Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1914, but had already experienced a whirlwind of highs and lows in the game. However, football – the ebb and flow of Saturday afternoon fortunes on the terraces – was about to recede into the background.At the front, players, staff and fans put aside their club differences to fight and die side by side with men from rival teams. On the home front, fund-raising and charity work dominated match days along with recruitment drives that culminated in the founding of a special footballers’ battalion. Whilst participating in a first FA Cup Final, Chelsea would face a fight to survive against a barrage of criticism from the press and politicians determined to portray continued participation in the game as a slight on patriotism and duty. Over Land and Sea examines how one club participated in the most savage conflict the world had yet seen.
The Royal Navy ensured that Germany never controlled the high seas. The Royal
Flying Corps was transformed from its position in the early days of the war as a
fleet of unarmed, slow, observation machines, into an effective fighting machine ...
Author: Ken Porter
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Prior to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, the Castle Point District was made up of four very quaint, peaceful little parishes: Canvey Island, South Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley. The initial enthusiasm shown by the young men of this area, who were enthusiastic to be part of an adventure that was to be ïover by ChristmasÍ, was mirrored by thousands of other courageous young men around Britain. Most understood that it was their sworn duty to stand up for their king and country. They didnÍt stop to think or even fully appreciate the hardship and fear they would leave behind on the home front. This book tells of the memories and recollections of some of these brave men who were fortunate enough to return home to their friends and families. For the ones who werenÍt so lucky, we hear from the people who endured the pain of a love lost forever more. Included throughout are a collection of invaluable wartime newspaper reports that recount daily life, telling of the sacrifices that those left behind had to endure whilst reading about the war dead, their numbers increasing on an almost daily basis. From the extraordinary role of women during the war, the conscientious objectors and those exempt from the fighting, to the aftermath of war when the district celebrated victory while dealing with the painful loss of 189 men, all aspects of wartime Castle Point are covered in this remarkable account, interspersed with a number of wartime poems that further explain in verse what life was like during these dark days.
The last war fought between major European powers before the First World War,
it involved more than half a million troops fighting in two theaters on either side of
the Black Sea. The war lasted longer than the Franco-Prussian War of ...
Author: Nicholas Murray
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Nicholas Murray's The Rocky Road to the Great War examines the evolution of field fortification theory and practice between 1877 and 1914. During this period field fortifications became increasingly important, and their construction evolved from primarily above to below ground. The reasons for these changes are crucial to explaining the landscape of World War I, yet they have remained largely unstudied. The transformation in field fortifications reflected not only the ongoing technological advances but also the changing priorities in the reasons for constructing them, such as preventing desertion, protecting troops, multiplying forces, reinforcing tactical points, providing a secure base, and dominating an area. Field fortification theory, however, did not evolve solely in response to improving firepower or technology. Rather, a combination of those factors and societal ones-for example, the rise of large conscript armies and the increasing participation of citizens rather than subjects-led directly to technical alterations in the actual construction of the fieldworks. These technical developments arose from the second wave of the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth century that provided new technologies that increased the firepower of artillery, which in turn drove the transition from above- to belowground field fortification. Based largely on primary sourcesùincluding French, British, Austrian, and American military attache reports-Murray's enlightening study is unique in defining, fully examining, and contextualizing the theories and construction of field fortifications before World War I.
747) for an armoured fighting vehicle was presented on 3 April 1855 by James
Cowen and James Sweetlong. ... new ground by combining entertainment with
instruction in exciting tales about 'what it will be like' in the new kind of war at sea
Author: Ignatius Frederick Clarke
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Fantasy fiction
This selection of short stories offers a return journey through the future as it used to be. Time speeds backwards to the 1870s, to the alpha point of modern futuristic fiction, when a new college of prophets and predictors first began to describe the new machines, the new societies, and the new wars that would follow in the next decade or the next century. The imaginary wars in this collection of sixteen stories are powerful reminiscences of dominant expectations as these were perceived and projected during a fateful period of European history. They are venerable echoes from the last age of innocence, before the military technologies of the First World War demonstrated in the most brutal ways that the unexpected can make nonsense of assumptions about the future.