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North Sea Battleground The War and Sea 1914-1918 by Bryan Perrett

North Sea Battleground The War and Sea 1914-1918


North Sea Battleground The War and Sea 1914-1918 by Bryan Perrett

During the First World War the North Sea became the principal battleground between the navies of Britain and Germany. This book explains in chronological order the major encounters between Kaiser Wilhelm II's High Seas Fleet and the Royal Navy. It also includes other important operations such as mine laying and sweeping, the Zeppelin Offensive, the bomber offensive against the UK and complete background operational information within the area. Engagements of special note include The Battle of Heligoland Bight, the attempted first German Bombardment of Yarmouth, the German bombardments of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool, together with the Scheer's escape and the Battle of Dogger Bank. Other actions include the Zeppelin raids, unrestricted U Boat Warfare, the Battle of Jutland and its consequences, the second Battle of Heligoland Bight, the climax and defeat of the German heavy bomber air offensive against the UK and in 1918 the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids, North Sea mine barriers and the mutiny of the High Seas Fleet.


This book is certainly readable, as you would say a wine is drinkable. Perrett uses the right language and his prose is smooth. He does very well to narrate action at sea in a measured and interesting way, avoiding hype as well as hideous detail, and telling a story mch as you would hear your classic master recite myths and legends. - The Naval Review

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Publication date

21st July 2011


Bryan Perrett

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Pen & Sword Maritime an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


256 pages


First World War
Naval forces & warfare
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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