Maritime Dominion

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The Battle of Midway. Pearl Harbor. Tsushima. The Dardanelles. The twentieth century saw some of the most devastating and world-changing sea battles ever known. Empires fell, new governments arose, and day-to-day life was changed forever. In Maritime Dominion, Peter Padfield examines the terrible wars of the last century, reaching controversial and sometimes startling conclusions.

Padfield demonstrates how important maritime strength remained for the security and stability of ...

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Overview

The Battle of Midway. Pearl Harbor. Tsushima. The Dardanelles. The twentieth century saw some of the most devastating and world-changing sea battles ever known. Empires fell, new governments arose, and day-to-day life was changed forever. In Maritime Dominion, Peter Padfield examines the terrible wars of the last century, reaching controversial and sometimes startling conclusions.

Padfield demonstrates how important maritime strength remained for the security and stability of the western world. Maritime Dominion richly illustrates the importance of naval primacy over the past 150 years and brings to life the sea battles that changed modern history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590207543
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 942,645
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER PADfIELD is wi trilogy includes Maritime Power and Maritime Supremacy, both published by Overlook. His work as a naval historian received the Mountbatten Maritime Prize.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Maps and Diagrams xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction 1

1 The British Empire 5

2 The Russian (Crimean) War, 1854 15

3 The Indian Mutiny, 1857 27

4 The American Civil War, 1861 32

5 Pax Britannica 46

6 Aspirant Navies: the United States 60

7 Aspirant Navies: Imperial Japan 66

8 Aspirant Navies: Imperial Germany 74

9 Tsushima, 1905 84

10 Long-range Gunnery 104

11 Towards Armageddon 114

12 War, Coronel and the Falkland Islands, 1914 131

13 The Dogger Bank, 1915 141

14 The U-boat Offensive, 1915 145

15 Judand, 1916 (Beatty) I53

16 Judand, 1916 (Jellicoe) 166

17 Unrestricted U-boat War, 1917 184

18 The Baton Passes 196

19 Hider's War, 1939 216

20 The Warlords 228

21 The Battle of the Atlantic, 1940-1 235

22 The Pacific, 1942 252

23 Midway, 1942 264

24 Allied Victory, 1943-5 282

25 The'Cold War'- and After 297

Notes 319

Select Bibliography 347

Index 357

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