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The Starvation Blockades The Naval Blockades of WWI

by Nigel Hawkins

The Starvation Blockades The Naval Blockades of WWI Synopsis

During the First World War, Britain and Germany tried to starve each other into submission by naval blockades. Both blockades antagonised the USA. The torpedoing of the Lusitania with the heavy loss of US lives nearly brought America into the war but, when Germany relaxed its U-boat campaign, Britain's continued interference with US trade exasperated the USA. British code-breaking brought about battleship action at Jutland and the Kaiser resumed the U-boat campaign. America was finally pushed into the war.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780850529081
Publication date: 6th June 2002
Author: Nigel Hawkins
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Maritime history, European history, First World War, Naval forces & warfare,

About Nigel Hawkins

Nigel Hawkins was educated at Sherboure School, Dorset and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After national service in the Royal Navy he became a solicitor. He is a published author and a fluent Russian speaker. Now retired to concentrate on his writing he lives in London WC1.

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