Book Review – ‘The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901–1914: Admiralty plans to protect British trade in a war against Germany’ by Matthew S. Seligmann

By Oliver Walton, published October 2020

Abstract

The history of British naval policy at the start of the twentieth century has been keenly contested in recent years; Matthew Seligmann’s contribution to the debate takes its courage from close examination of the archival source on an aspect which has been largely neglected by previous scholarly efforts: the Admiralty’s engagement with the challenge of trade protection….

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW1 | English Channel | North Sea | Irish Sea | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Strategy & Diplomacy

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