The Rules of the Game

Author: Andrew Gordon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141980331
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre: History

Winner of the Longman's History Today Book of the Year Award and the inaugural Westminster Medal for Military Literature More than a century had gone by since the Battle of Trafalgar. Generation after generation of British naval captains had been dreaming ever since of a 'new' Trafalgar - a cataclysmic encounter which would decisively change a war's outcome. At last, in the summer of 1916, they thought their moment had come... Andrew Gordon's extraordinary, gripping book brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the British navy in the years leading up to Jutland and gives a superb account of the battle itself and its bitterly acrimonious aftermath.

The Rules of the Game

Author: Andrew Gordon
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 0719561310
Release Date: 2005-05-23
Genre: History

When the British grand fleet engaged the Germans at the Battle of Jutland, it was clear that the tried and tested centuries old British way of seamanship was no longer adequate for modern warfare. This text examines the reasons for this inadequacy.

The Rules of the Game

Author: Gilbert Andrew Hugh Gordon
ISBN: 0719555337
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Great Britain

This work describes the course of the Battle of Jutland in May 1916. At the same time, it shows why the battle became a source of controversy, as the author reveals conflicting styles of command, a Victorian suffocation of Nelsonic values, and pragmatism overwhelmed by vested peacetime interests.

Understanding Victory Naval Operations from Trafalgar to the Falklands

Author: Geoffrey Till
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313051098
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: History

Using four warship-centered examples, this book shows how naval battles are won or lost—and how technological advantage is rarely as decisive in defeat or victory as is often claimed. • Focuses on four ship-centered battle narratives: the battle of Trafalgar, the battle of Jutland, the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, and the Falklands War • Identifies 11 perspectives that explain victory and defeat in naval operations • Provides a history-based survey of successful naval operations while highlighting the nature of naval operations in the 21st century • Presents information written in a clear, reader-friendly style without compromising on its scholarly standards of content and accuracy • Offers fascinating reading for naval college students, general audiences who enjoy naval history, and naval historians alike

Britain and a Widening War 1915 1916

Author: Dr Peter Liddle
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473867192
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: History

In a series of concise, thought-provoking chapters the authors summarize – and make accessible – the latest scholarship on the middle years of the Great War – 1915 and 1916 – and cover fundamental issues that are rarely explored outside the specialist journals. Their work is an important contribution to advancing understanding of Britain’s role in the war, and it will be essential reading for anyone who is keen to keep up with the fresh research and original interpretation that is transforming our insight into the impact of the global conflict. The principal battles and campaigns are reconsidered from a new perspective, but so are more general topics such as military leadership, the discord between Britain’s politicians and generals, conscientious objection and the part played by the Indian Army. The longer-term effects of the war are also considered – facial reconstruction, developments in communication, female support for men on active service, grief and bereavement, the challenge to religious belief, battlefield art, and the surviving vestiges of the war. Peter Liddle and his fellow contributors have compiled a volume that will come to be seen as a landmark in the field. Contributors: Andrew Bamji Clive Barrett Nick Bosanquet James Cooke Emily Glass Graeme Gooday Adrian Gregory Andrea Hetherington Robert Johnson Spencer Jones Peter Liddle Juliet Macdonald Jessica Meyer David Millichope NS Nash William Philpott James Pugh Duncan Redford Nicholas Saunders Gary Sheffield Jack Sheldon John Spencer Kapil Subramanian

The Transformation of British and American Naval Policy in the Pre Dreadnought Era

Author: Robert E. Mullins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319320373
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: History

This volume examines the transformation of British and US naval policy from 1870 to 1889, which resulted in the British Naval Defence Act (1889), the construction of the first modern US battleships, and began the naval arms race which culminated in World War One. In examining the development of strategic thinking in the Royal and US Navies, it overturns conventional wisdom regarding genesis of the Naval Defence Act and the US Navy’s about-face from a defensive to an offensive strategic orientation. It pays particular attention to activities of the key individuals in both countries’ navies, who were instrumental in transforming their respective services’ organizational culture. This study will be of interest not only to historians but to political scientists, sociologists, and others working in the fields of international relations, strategic studies, policy analysis, and military learning, adaptation and innovation. It is also essential reading for those interested in the naval arms race during this period.

Die Fahrt der Deutschland

Author: Paul König
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783863826161
Release Date: 2012-01

Paul K nig beschreibt in diesem Buch die Fahrten des ersten Untersee-Frachtschiffs "Deutschland." Detailliert geht er auf den Alltag auf dem Schiff ein, das die englische Blockade durchbrach und ber den Atlantik hin und her reiste. Nachdruck des Originals von 1916.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191640414
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: History

The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.

Admiral of the Narrow Seas

Author: Andrew Gordon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241360569
Release Date: 2020-03-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Bertram Ramsay has acquired almost mythical status in the history of the Second World War, firstly as the principal organizer of the Dunkirk evacuation and then as naval commander of the Allied invasion of Normandy - in the eyes of many, 'the organizer of victory'. But because Ramsay was killed in January 1945 and never wrote his own memoirs, his life has until now been difficult to pin down. Andrew Gordon, prize-winning author of The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command, writing with the help of Ramsay's descendants, now describes the career of this intense and territorial man in full, for the first time establishing his true role in the two great tests of his life and conveying his very particular personality. This is a superb biography of a naval officer, which also casts much new light on the military history of the first half of the twentieth century.


Author: Andrew Lambert
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571265701
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'Fascinating . . . Shot through with fresh insights . . . No previous biography has attempted anything so comprehensive.' Observer Nelson is a thrilling new appraisal of Horatio Nelson, the greatest practitioner of naval command the world has ever seen. It explores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of one man's genius, to understand how the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced transformed the art of conflict, and enabled his country to survive the challenge of total war and international isolation. In Nelson, Andrew Lambert - described by David Cannadine as 'the outstanding British naval historian of his generation' - is able to offer new insights into the individual quality which led Byron rightly to celebrate Nelson's genius as 'Britannia's God of War'. He demonstrates how Admiral Nelson elevated the business of naval warfare to the level of the sublime. Nelson's unique gift was to take that which other commanders found complex, and reduce it to simplicity. Where his predecessors and opponents saw a particular battle as an end in itself, Nelson was always a step ahead - even in the midst of terrifying, close-quarters action, with officers and men struck down all around him. 'Excellent . . . Worthy of the stirring events [it celebrates].' Independent