Book Review-‘The Kaiser’s U-Boat Assault on America: Germany’s great war gamble in the First World War, by H. J. Koerver

By Innes McCartney, published May 2021


This book by Hans Joachim Koerver is a welcome new addition to histories of the first U-boat war. This is the author’s fifth book to examine aspects of this period. His first three were edited reprints of key Room 40/ NID (Naval Intelligence Division) documents housed at the National Archives, Kew. This included publication in English for the first time of the important two-volume history of the German navy penned by Frank Birch and William F. Clark just after the conclusion of hostilities in 1918…

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Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy | Submarines

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