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Posted on Friday 22nd May

Seaforth Publishing is proud to announce that Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology is the winner of the John Lyman Book Award for Naval and Maritime Science and Technology, presented by the North American Society for Oceanic History. The John Lyman Book Awards recognise excellence in the publication of books that make significant contributions to the study and understanding of maritime and naval history.

Fighting the Great War at Sea concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other during the conflict, and in so doing it describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapon technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Friedman melds strategic, technical, and tactical aspects to reveal the First World War from a fresh perspective, but also demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second.

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Fighting the Great War at Sea

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Fighting the Great War at Sea

(Hardback - 416 pages)
by Norman Friedman

The overriding image of the First World War is the bloody stalemate of the Western Front, but although much of the action did occur on land, the overall shape of the war – even the inevitability of British participation – arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in the desperate German attempts to deal with the American industrial threat, which ultimately levered the… Read more...


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