From The Dreadnought to Scarpa Flow - Volume 05 - 1918-1919 - Victory and Aftermath
Oxford University Press | 1970 | ISBN: N/A | English | 429 pages | PDF | 19.3 MB
Arthur Marder's critically acclaimed five volume series, From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, represents one of the finest contributions to the literature of naval history since the work of Alfred Mahan. These new editions of the series are published with a new introduction by Barry Gough, distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, that provide an assessment of the importance of Marder's work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era.
"His naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise." -- A J P Taylor, noted British historian, author of The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848-1918 and The Origins of the Second World War.
This last volume describes the Royal Navy's final triumph. The convoy system brought rewards and the U.S. Navy arrived in European waters. The striking 1918 raid on Zeebrugge was a big morale booster, and in November 1918 Beatty received the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. In June the following year the Germans scuttled their fleet at Scapa Flow and so came to an end a major era in naval history.
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