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by Paul G. Halpern

  • ISBN: 1857282957
  • Category: History
  • Author: Paul G. Halpern
  • Subcategory: Military
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 17, 2000)
  • Pages: 591 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Unlike most other treatments of World War I at sea, Mr Halpern does not succumb to the . This book covers the entire range of naval warfare during The Great War, including many arenas not normally considered important.

Unlike most other treatments of World War I at sea, Mr Halpern does not succumb to the temptation to concentrate on the Battle of Jutland and submarine warfare in and around the British Isles to the exclusion of all other theaters. The book includes a refreshingly detailed examination of cruiser warfare, mine warfare, riverine warfare and the first halting steps of the various Fleet Air Arms.

World war I. Paul g. halpern. Naval institute press. There is an old joke that the one thing that distinguishes the history of naval operations from the history of military operations on land is ships sink. We usually know what happened-it’s hard to disguise the fact that a ship sank-but it is much more difficult to determine why a ship was used (or not used) in the way she was.

This book offers for the first time a balanced history of the naval war as a whole, viewed from the perspective . With this welcome sequel he again takes the reader beyond those World War I operations staged on the North Sea.

This book offers for the first time a balanced history of the naval war as a whole, viewed from the perspective of all participants in all major theaters.

He has served on the Council of the Navy Records Society (Great Britain) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Books by Paul G. Halpern

He has served on the Council of the Navy Records Society (Great Britain) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Warfare and History Series Paul G. This is the best analysis of WWI naval warfare ever written. Mr Halpern has written a fascinating text describing the main guidelines of the naval aspects of this conflict. Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC: Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History. Do not expect shot by shot descriptions of the battles, this book deals with the reasons leading to the different battles and their consequences and should be considered essential reading for anybody interested in World War I or Naval History. Recently Viewed and Featured. Lectures on Phase Transitions.

By (author) Paul G. This book aims to provide a definitive work on the First World War at sea. It aims to cover, in a single volume, many aspects of the naval war and to treat the conflict, from the viewpoints of "all" the participants rather than just the Anglo-German perspective.

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List of World War I books is a bibliography using APA style citations of a selection . Halpern, Paul G. A Naval History of World War I (1995). Hammerton, Sir John Alexander (1914–1919).

List of World War I books is a bibliography using APA style citations of a selection of books on World War I. Contents. The Encyclopedia of World War I: A Political, Social, and Military History (5 vol 2005), online at eBook. com, the most detailed reference source; articles by specialists cover all aspects of the war. Tucker, Spencer, ed. European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia (1999). Great War:The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict (13 volumes). London: The Amalgamated Press.

This book aims to provide a definitive work on the First World War at sea. It aims to cover, in a single volume, many aspects of the naval war and to treat the conflict, from the viewpoints of "all" the participants rather than just the Anglo-German perspective.A Naval History of World War I represents a major contribution to our understanding of the operation, tactics and strategy of the First World War. The book covers the activities of the French and British in the Mediterranean, the Italians and Austrians in the Adriatic, and the Russians, Germans and Turks in the Baltic and Black Seas. Detailing the Royal Navy's campaign against the German raiders, the colonial campaigns and the major overseas expeditions, Professor Halpern examines not only naval operations, but leadership, policy, strategy, tactics and technology and relates these to the wider political, diplomatic and economic aspects of the war.; Covering lesser-known conflicts such as the Rumanian campaign and the Danube Flotillas, As Well As The Historic Battles Of Jutland, The Dardanelles and the anti-submarine warfare, the author presents a fully comprehensive and accessible treatment. The book is intended for all serious students of the First World War.
Reviews about A Naval History Of World War I (Warfare and History) (7):
SoSok
This is an excellent and well balanced study of the 1st World War at sea. It takes the reader into many little explored corners of the subject yet still provides depth and thoughtful analysis of the whole. I highly recommend this work to anyone looking for a single volume history of this subject.
Gold Crown
Great read!
Blueshaper
I have to say this is very good book to read lots of things I did not know.It keeps your interest and is well written well worth the money.
Kage
With this volume, Paul Halpern has performed an invaluable service to all those interested in the Naval aspects of The Great War.
Unlike most other treatments of World War I at sea, Mr Halpern does not succumb to the temptation to concentrate on the Battle of Jutland and submarine warfare in and around the British Isles to the exclusion of all other theaters.
The book includes a refreshingly detailed examination of cruiser warfare, mine warfare, riverine warfare and the first halting steps of the various Fleet Air Arms. Conflict is detailed in the Pacific, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Baltic, the Black Sea, on the Danube River and in many other generally ignored locations.
Additionally, the usually irritating and occasionally disastrous effects of political considerations are also brought to light. The intricate and frequently ignored cause-and-effect relationship of one theater to another is carefully included in the narrative.
Perhaps the most laudible aspect of this volume is the Mr. Halpern manages to include all of these diverse facets of the naval conflict without becoming bogged down in minutia or losing sight of the "big picture." Although much detailed information is presented and many obscure considerations revealed, the author maintains a focussed and methodical pace of delivery that holds the reader's interest from beginning to end.
This book is an indispensable asset for anyone interested in a treatment of the Naval History of the First World War that remembers that there are more to the world's great waterways than the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. Very highly recommended.
Wrathmaster
This book covers the entire range of naval warfare during The Great War, including many arenas not normally considered important. While most histories concentrate on the British struggles with the German Imperial Navy in the North Sea, Halpern broadens his scope to include all of the basic naval events. He writes that "this was indeed a world war, and naval operations took place throughout the world and were conducted by many navies" (p. xi). He includes chapters on the submarine aspect of the war, the air war against the submarines, and the major battles like Jutland and the Dardenelles.

I was particularly surprised to read about the claim for Russian naval superiority in the Black Sea region, since I had previously assumed that the Germans and British were dominant everywhere, from the North Sea to their colonial battles in the Atlantic and the Pacific. Russian amphibious operations in 1916 were uniformly successful, although "there is no comparison between the problems the Russians faced and the fierce resistance the Allies met when they landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula" (p. 245). But revolution and subsequent civil war at home brought an end to major Russian involvement in the war, including their naval operations.

According to Halpern, Gallipoli itself, arguably the most famous failed amphibious operation in world history, was actually not due to the failure of British submarines to sink opposing vessels, as some have speculated. Instead he insists that their "exploits...were...the proudest and most successful aspect of the Dardenelles campaign" (p. 119), and that it was the determined Turkish resistance that led to disaster and the fall of the British First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill.

The original absence of a German naval strategy ultimately led to the Imperial Navy stumbling "into the submarine war against commerce" (p. 291). The problem was that submarines could not spare men to man captured vessels. They had to be sunk, and for the crews of these ships this meant a watery grave. There was simply no room to spare for prisoners. This policy did not please the Allies one bit, and the British launched an all-out campaign to end German submarine dominance of the seas. Surprisingly, Japan played an important role in the war against the Germans. They aided the British by sending "fourteen destroyers at a critical moment in the war against submarines (p. 393), and received high praise from London as a result.

"A Naval History of World War I" challenges many long-held assumptions about the importance of naval operations outside of the North Sea, and may revolutionize the established thinking on the subject. The naval events of the Great War were more complex and important than they are generally seen as being, even among historians, and this tome provides a good general treatment of their vagaries and vicissitudes. After all, we cannot understand World War II and recent twentieth century naval history without a proper context to put it all in. This book is a great place to start. I heartily recommend it to the general public, as well as to students of the Great War and lovers of naval and maritime history.

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