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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18 By Julian Thompson

Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18
by Julian Thompson

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A vivid and compelling history of the Royal Navy during the First World War drawing on unique testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum
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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18 by Julian Thompson

Based on gripping first-hand testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, this book reveals what it was really like to serve in the Royal Navy during the First World War. It was a period of huge change - for the first time the British navy went into battle with untried weapon systems, dreadnoughts, submarines, aircraft and airships. Julian Thompson blends insightful narrative with never-before-published stories to show what these men faced and overcame.

Officers and men, from admirals down to the youngest sailors faced the same dangers, at sea in often terrible weather conditions, with the ever-present prospect of being blown to pieces, or choking to death trapped in a compartment or turret as they plunged to the bottom of the sea. In their own words they share their experiences, from from long patrols and pitched battles in the cold, rough water of the North Sea to the perils of warfare in the Dardanelles; from the cat-and-mouse search for Vice-Admiral Graf von Spee in the Pacific to the dangerous raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge. We see what it was like to spend weeks in the cramped, smelly submarines of the period, or to attack U-boats from unreliable airships.

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About Julian Thompson


After a distinguished career in the Royal Marines, General Julian Thompson is now visiting professor in the Dept of War Studies, Kings College. He is the author of nine other works of military history.

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GOR001410837
Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18 by Julian Thompson
Julian Thompson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-05-05
496
0330491725
9780330491723
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