GREAT WAR AT SEA: 1914-1918

GREAT WAR AT SEA: 1914-1918

by Richard Alexander Hough
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The Great War at Sea, 1914-1918 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
British author Richard Hough concentrated on the British-German interaction during WWI. As long as you understand that the focus is on the Royal Navy, you will be pleased with his account. Over 100 pages of the 320 or so pages of text are devoted to the battle of Jutland, its origins, and the aftermath. Hough is fair in his judgments of the personalities involved in the war effort. Churchill admirers will find Hough is not a worshiper of the great man's career at the Admiralty, although he gives credit where credit is due. I think his point that the blockade did more to win the First World War than any other factor may be debatable, but, overall, The Great War at Sea is a solid account of what is becoming ancient history to many.