By Richard Hough
The competition among the German and British navies in the course of international conflict i used to be the best naval clash in heritage. during this quantity, Richard Hough offers a brilliant and targeted account of this sea warfare, starting with the build-up to battle and finishing with Germany's capitulation on the finish of 1918. As a lot a background of fellows as of weapons and ships, this contest pitted England's Winston Churchill, an conceited yet hard-working chief; the influential ex-First Sea Lord "Jacky" Fisher; and Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet Sir John Jellicoe opposed to Germany's autocratic Kaiser Wilhelm and the boys less than his command. whilst struggle broke out, in August of 1914, Britain had governed the seas, nearly uncontested, for almost a hundred years and boasted the most important, such a lot seriously gunned battleship on this planet, the Dreadnought. German submarines and floating mines placed this supremacy to the try out, and compelled British naval leaders to plan suggestions, similar to the convoy, to strive against German expertise. Hough describes the war's significant and minor batttles--fought within the Falklands, the North Sea, and the Dardanelles--and specifically its climax, the 1916 conflict of Jutland, an indecisive disagreement that bitterly dissatisfied the Royal army. one of the insights and interpretations that Hough brings to this paintings is his end that the Royal Navy's defeat of the Kriegsmarine used to be the leading consider the hand over of imperative Powers' land forces on the finish of 1918. With brilliant photos of historical figures, tales of behind-the-scenes political battles, and various maps and images, the good battle at Sea deals a full of life, authoritative account of a dramatic period of naval history.
About the Author
About the Author:
Richard Hough, a well known naval historian, is writer of the acclaimed The Fleet that needed to Die and various different books.