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At war in distant waters

by Phillip Pattee | 17 January 2014
Category: British History
Synopsis
The naval story of the First World War is so often told in relation the the North Sea and the war in Europe, but in this new book the author concentrates on the Royal NavyÆs offensive operations further afield and argues that they were not, as often portrayed, unnecessary sideshows but absolutely critical to BritainÆs very survival. - These expeditions fulfilled the important strategic purpose of protecting British trade where it was most vulnerable. Trade was not a luxury for Britain; it was essential for maintaining an island nationÆs way of life and, indeed, for prosecuting the war in Europe. The empireÆs global trade was both a valuable and vulnerable target for GermanyÆs various commerce raiders and U-boats and had to be defended not just in home waters but further afield. - This new book argues that the several combined military and naval operations against overseas territories constituted parts of an overarching strategy designed to facilitate the Royal NavyÆs gaining command of the seas. For instance, in Mesopotamia expeditions directed against the Ottoman Empire were launched to protect communications with India and British oil concessions in Persia; the operations against German territories exterminated the logistics and intelligence hubs that supported GermanyÆs commerce raiders. - A finely researched and written book for both naval enthusiasts and historians.
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The naval story of the First World War is so often told in relation the the North Sea and the war in Europe, but in this new book the author concentrates on the Royal NavyÆs offensive operations further afield and argues that they were not, as often portrayed, unnecessary sideshows but absolutely critical to BritainÆs very survival. - These expeditions fulfilled the important strategic purpose of protecting British trade where it was most vulnerable. Trade was not a luxury for Britain; it was essential for maintaining an island nationÆs way of life and, indeed, for prosecuting the war in Europe. The empireÆs global trade was both a valuable and vulnerable target for GermanyÆs various commerce raiders and U-boats and had to be defended not just in home waters but further afield. - This new book argues that the several combined military and naval operations against overseas territories constituted parts of an overarching strategy designed to facilitate the Royal NavyÆs gaining command of the seas. For instance, in Mesopotamia expeditions directed against the Ottoman Empire were launched to protect communications with India and British oil concessions in Persia; the operations against German territories exterminated the logistics and intelligence hubs that supported GermanyÆs commerce raiders. - A finely researched and written book for both naval enthusiasts and historians.
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ISBN - 9781848327511
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Published - 17/01/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, British History
No. of Pages - 288
Weight - 604
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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