Book Review-‘R.H.N.S. ‘Averof’: Thunder in the Aegean’ by J. Carr

By Richard Dunley, published November 2020


It is fair to say that early twentieth century Greek naval history is a rather niche field, in the Anglophone historiography at least. Attention has naturally focused on the major navies of Britain, Germany and to a lesser extent the United States. Even those historians who have ventured further afield to consider developments in the Mediterranean have tended to direct their gaze on the traditional naval powers, France and Italy, or the rapidly developing Austro-Hungarian fleet. The naval arms race between the smaller powers in the eastern Mediterranean, notably Greece and the Ottoman Empire, has been largely ignored, with the exception of the two Turkish dreadnoughts built in Britain prior to the outbreak of the First World War…

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Filed under: WW1 | Mediterranean | Other (location)
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies

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