North Sea Battleground (Hardback)
The War and Sea 1914 - 1918
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During the First World War the North Sea became the principal battleground between the navies of Britain and Germany. This book explains in chronological order the major encounters between Kaiser Wilhelm II's High Seas Fleet and the Royal Navy. It also includes other important operations such as mine laying and sweeping, the Zeppelin Offensive, the bomber offensive against the UK and complete background operational information within the area. Engagements of special note include The Battle of Heligoland Bight, the attempted first German Bombardment of Yarmouth, the German bombardments of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool, together with the Scheer's escape and the Battle of Dogger Bank. Other actions include the Zeppelin raids, unrestricted U Boat Warfare, the Battle of Jutland and its consequences, the second Battle of Heligoland Bight, the climax and defeat of the German heavy bomber air offensive against the UK and in 1918 the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids, North Sea mine barriers and the mutiny of the High Seas Fleet.
A useful addition to an existing library of Anglo-German naval warfare and an ideal starting point for any reader wishing to study this aspect of the Great War.Firetrench.com- Oct 2011
Perrett writes with a pleasing style which makes it an enjoyable read.Warships International Fleet Review
This book is certainly readable, as you would say a wine is drinkable. Perrett uses the right language and his prose is smooth. He does very well to narrate action at sea in a measured and interesting way, avoiding hype as well as hideous detail, and telling a story mch as you would hear your classic master recite myths and legends.The Naval Review
Germany's attempts to build a battleship fleet to match that of the United Kingdom, the dominant naval power on the 19th-century and an island country that depended on seaborne trade for survival, is often listed as a major reason for the enmity between those two countries that led to the outbreak of war in 1914. Indeed, German leaders had expressed a desire for a navy in proportion to their military and economic strength that could free their overseas trade and colonial empire from dependence on Britain's good will, but such a fleet would inevitably threaten Britain's own trade and empire. Despite…By Martin Mace
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