Naval Battles of the First World War

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With the call to action stations in August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson.

This classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements --battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea--with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. Geoffrey Bennett brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844153008
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Captain Geoffrey Bennett RN FRHS served in the Royal Navy from 1923 until 1955. He wrote a number of books on naval history, including Naval Battles of the Second World War(Pen & Sword 2003).
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Maps and Diagrams vi
Author's Acknowledgement vii
Notes viii
Preface to the Penguin Edition ix
1 Operation 'ZZ' 1
Act 1 Overseas
2 A Curse on the Orient 14
3 Lone Wolf 36
4 The Long Voyage 55
5 Von Spee's Triumph 71
6 Sturdee's Revenge 97
Act 2 Home Waters
7 First Blood 124
8 The Long Wait 141
9 Beatty versus Hipper 155
10 Jellicoe versus Scheer 175
11 Scheer's escape 204
12 Who won? 223
Act 3 Under the Sea
13 U-boats and Q-ships 246
14 Twisting the Dragon's tail 264
15 Death of a Fleet 281
Select Bibliography 293
Index 297
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