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Author Name:    HOUGH, Richard.

Title:   Great War at Sea 1914-1918

Publisher:    Oxford University Press, Oxford / New York , 1984, ISBN:0192158716 

Seller ID:   84975

HOUGH, Richard. The Great War at Sea 1914-1918. Oxford / New York : Oxford University Press, (1984). Second Printing. Pp [i]-xii,(6),[1]-353,(5),+ 24 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The greatest naval conflict in history broke out almost seventy years ago. Richard Hough presents here a reassessment of what happened and why. It is a history as much of men as of ships: the admirals of the Grand Fleet and their Commander-in-Chief, Sir John Jellicoe; and the men at the Admiralty, among them the reformer, inspirer, and charmer, 'Jacky' Fisher, and Winston Churchill - arrogant, opinionated, but prodigiously hardworking-who between them succeeded in dragging the Royal Navy out of its serenely complacent nineteenth-century condition and preparing it for its first great campaign formore than a hundred years. Richard Hough describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the Dreadnought, the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world. During the course of the war there were shocks and disappointments for both sides. The Royal Navy found itself dogged by a lack of secure bases, over-rigid battle orders, uncoordinated planning, and poor signalling. Operations, from the North Sea to the South Atlantic, were carried out against a background of feuds, scheming and personality clashes at the Admiralty." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

Price = 30.00 CDN
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