The War in the North Sea. Volume I. From the Beginning of the War to the First of September 1914. Part 1. Preface, Contents, Chapters 1-4, Appendices 1-13; Charts 1-17.
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Translated from the official German naval history of the First World War, this account is based upon the war diaries of the commanding officers involved and makes extensive use of the texts of naval staff memoranda and instructions, operation and war orders, and German wireless messages. Concentrating on the North Sea area, the volume begins with an examination of the background of the conflict and the preliminary German preparations for the war vis-a-vis those of the British Navy, and then proceeds to the early operations of the two fleets during August 1914. The detailed treatment reflects the importance of this initial stage of the contest, in which are exhibited the maritime planning and determinations that set the course of the entire naval conduct of the war the blockade by Britain and the German employment of the submarine and mine warfare. Relevant appendices, tables, and charts accompany each part.
- Naval Surface Warfare