Book Review – Germany’s High Sea Fleet in the First World War

B1990

This is a primary source history, although the author is expressing a German view of the war at sea. It provides a valuable insight into the attitudes of German naval officers and their influence both on the First World War, and on the future development of the Germany Navy. It can be argued that the two World Wars were really a single war divided by a short interval, and the views of a senior German naval commander are essential reading. Lacking a photo plate section, the book more than makes up with a a unique selection of charts, maps, and battle formation images through the body of the text.

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NAME: Germany’s High Sea Fleet in the First World War
CATEGORY: Book Reviews
DATE: 020814
FILE: R1990
AUTHOR: Admiral Reinhard Scheer
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 374
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Great War, WWI, World War One, First World War, war at sea, Jutland, shore bombardment, post Dreadnought, pre-Dreadnought, submarines, sea mine, aviation
ISBN: 978-1-84832-209-7
IMAGE: B1990.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is a primary source history, although the author is expressing a German view of the war at sea. It provides a valuable insight into the attitudes of German naval officers and their influence both on the First World War, and on the future development of the Germany Navy. It can be argued that the two World Wars were really a single war divided by a short interval, and the views of a senior German naval commander are essential reading. Lacking a photo plate section, the book more than makes up with a a unique selection of charts, maps, and battle formation images through the body of the text.

The text has translated well and provides a flowing and readable account by one of Germany’s most respected Admirals. There is also a very useful introduction by Marcus Falkner and Andrew Lambert.

This is a natural addition to any library of WWI, or naval, history. It is a very valuable insight into how German militarism has, and continues to have a significant affect on Europe.

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