Victoria Carolan, "WW1 at Sea".
Publisher: Pocket Essentials | ISBN: 1842432125 | 2007 edition | PDF | 160 Pages | 1.54 MB
Images of World War I in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth, and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war: the battle for control of the sea. In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain's maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged for around 100 years. Many expected another Battle of Trafalgar, but advances in technology saw a very different kind of warfare with the widespread use of mines, submarines, and torpedoes.