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The Great Naval Race: Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914

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This is the dramatic story of the deadly competition in Dreadnought battleships between Great Britain and Imperial Germany in the years before the First World War. It is a story of two great empires set on a collision course to the Armageddon of 1914. Using original documentary evidence from both the British and German archives, Peter Padfield argues convincingly that it was not the armaments themselves that were the cause of the First World War. The personalities involved conspired towards conflict. The Great Naval Race is a clear and compelling narrative of those fateful years, and the author has vividly portrayed the leading protagonists in the drama, including Winston Churchill, who, belatedly recognising the real nature of the German threat, turned his incomparable fire and energy to preparing the Navy for war.
In fine condition. Small scratches on front and back covers.

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Author(s):
Padfield, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1843410133
ISBN-13:
9781843410133
Number of pages:
382
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
The Great Naval Race: Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914

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This is the dramatic story of the deadly competition in Dreadnought battleships between Great Britain and Imperial Germany in the years before the First World War. It is a story of two great empires set on a collision course to the Armageddon of 1914. Using original documentary evidence from both the British and German archives, Peter Padfield argues convincingly that it was not the armaments themselves that were the cause of the First World War. The personalities involved conspired towards conflict. The Great Naval Race is a clear and compelling narrative of those fateful years, and the author has vividly portrayed the leading protagonists in the drama, including Winston Churchill, who, belatedly recognising the real nature of the German threat, turned his incomparable fire and energy to preparing the Navy for war.
In fine condition. Small scratches on front and back covers.

Author(s):
Padfield, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1843410133
ISBN-13:
9781843410133
Number of pages:
382
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
The Great Naval Race: Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914

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