Matthew S. Seligmann,Frank Nägler's The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race PDF

By Matthew S. Seligmann,Frank Nägler

the serious competition in battleship development that happened among Britain and Germany within the run as much as the 1st international struggle is visible by way of many because the so much totemic of all armaments races. Blamed via various commentators through the inter-war years as a tremendous reason for the good battle, it has develop into emblematic of all that's mistaken with foreign competitions in army energy. but, regardless of this notoriety, ’the nice Naval Race’ has now not obtained the eye that this increased prestige could advantage and it hasn't ever been tested from the point of view of either one of its individuals concurrently and both. This quantity, which includes a complete survey of the prevailing scholarship in this subject, either English-language and German, in addition to vital basic resource fabrics from various data in either Britain and Germany, fills this hole. by way of placing the activities of the British Admiralty side-by-side with these of its German opposite numbers, it allows the naval race to be considered relatively and thereby enables an figuring out of the way the 2 events to this clash interacted. by way of delivering a finished diversity of German files in either their unique textual content and in English translation, the booklet makes the German function during this clash available to an English conversing viewers for the 1st time. As such, it truly is a necessary quantity for any severe pupil of naval coverage within the pre-First global warfare era.

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By Matthew S. Seligmann,Frank Nägler

the serious competition in battleship development that happened among Britain and Germany within the run as much as the 1st international struggle is visible by way of many because the so much totemic of all armaments races. Blamed via various commentators through the inter-war years as a tremendous reason for the good battle, it has develop into emblematic of all that's mistaken with foreign competitions in army energy. but, regardless of this notoriety, ’the nice Naval Race’ has now not obtained the eye that this increased prestige could advantage and it hasn't ever been tested from the point of view of either one of its individuals concurrently and both. This quantity, which includes a complete survey of the prevailing scholarship in this subject, either English-language and German, in addition to vital basic resource fabrics from various data in either Britain and Germany, fills this hole. by way of placing the activities of the British Admiralty side-by-side with these of its German opposite numbers, it allows the naval race to be considered relatively and thereby enables an figuring out of the way the 2 events to this clash interacted. by way of delivering a finished diversity of German files in either their unique textual content and in English translation, the booklet makes the German function during this clash available to an English conversing viewers for the 1st time. As such, it truly is a necessary quantity for any severe pupil of naval coverage within the pre-First global warfare era.

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