Book Review-‘To Crown the Waves: The great navies of the First World War’ by Vincent P. O’Hara, W. David Dickson and Richard Worth (eds)

By Eric Grove, published November 2020


The editors of a previous volume published in 2010 on the major navies of the Second World War entitled On Seas Contested have now produced a similar volume on First World War navies. The book consists of seven major chapters, on the Austro-Hungarian, French, German, British, Italian, Russian and United States navies. A final chapter on other navies covers Japan and Turkey and there is a short conclusion. Each chapter has different authors, Zvonimir Freivogel on Austria Hungary; Jean Moulin on France: Peter Schenk, Axel Niestle and Dieter Thomair share Germany; John Roberts does Britain; Enrico Cernuschi and Vincent O’Hara share Italy; Stephen McLaughlin does Russia and Trent Hone the USA. Vincent O’Hara and Richard Worth share ‘Other Navies’. All are internationally established authors on naval matters…

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