Book Review-‘Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, tactics and technology’ by N. Friedman
Readers with an interest in modern naval history will know of Friedman’s authorship of over 30 books, notably an eight-volume series on the design and development of US warship types, Fifty-Year War: Conflict and strategy in the Cold War (1999), and Network-centric Warfare: How navies learned to fight smarter through three World Wars (2009).
Fighting the Great War at Sea is a very well-produced book, lavishly illustrated with a wealth of good photographs and substantial, informative captions. There are 16 chapters: Maritime War; Resources; Expectations versus Reality; the Naval Chessboard (i.e. the North Sea); Capital Ships; the Fleets; Battle; Blockade, Trade Warfare and Economic Attack; Inshore Operations and an Inshore Fleet; Submarines; Protecting Trade (The U-boat War); Anti-Submarine Warfare (Tactics and Technology); and Mine Warfare; concluding with a chapter on ‘Lessons for the Future’…
Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy | Submarines | Weapons