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

By: Padfield, Peter

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In this carefully researched book, acclaimed naval historian Peter Padfield challenges the long-held assumption that the outbreak of the First World War was the inevitable result of an armaments race between Britain and Germany. The personalities involved decisively influenced the course of events; and the German High Command actively conspired to manoeuvre towards conflict. He vividly portrays the leading protagonists in the drama - Kaiser Wilhelm and the megalomaniacal Admiral Tirpitz, and the British's Admiral Fisher. 382 crisp pp with photos amidships, 800g packed for post review >>> A favourite on this topic it is concise but brilliantly written, capturing the passion and urgency of these events with a Kiplingesque energy. While clearly lionising Fisher and Edward VII at the expense of Tirpitz and the Kaiser it is hard not to argue that the court of history has dealt the 'villians' of this piece an equally ignoble verdict.

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

Author Name: Padfield, Peter

Categories: POLITICS/GOVERNMENT/LAW, WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS, HISTORY, THE SEA, MARITIME, SAILING, SHIP TRAVEL,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: UK, Hart-Davis MacGibbon: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 23.5cm

Seller ID: 010288

Keywords: Padfield Navy War Kaiser Dreadnought,