"Sea Power in the Great War" addresses the role played by maritime power in the First World War. Many histories of this conflict focus on the horror of the trenches and what became a war of attrition. The British blockade and German submarine campaigns are often regarded as tangential to the main struggle. We shall endeavor to correct this impression and address the ways the blockade, the German u-boats, and other maritime factors determined the scope of the war, the scale of the war, and ultimately the outcome. The overall structure will be a chronological narrative, but all events will be correlated to their strategic significance. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion.
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