At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War Phillip G Pattee

ISBN: 9781612511955

Published: October 1st 2013

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At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War  by  Phillip G Pattee

At War in Distant Waters: British Colonial Defense in the Great War by Phillip G Pattee
October 1st 2013 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9781612511955 | 7.20 Mb

A Great and Urgent Imperial Service investigates the reasons behind Great BritainOCOs combined military and naval offensive expeditions of Europe during the Great War. These campaigns have been branded by various historians as unnecessary sideshowsMoreA Great and Urgent Imperial Service investigates the reasons behind Great BritainOCOs combined military and naval offensive expeditions of Europe during the Great War. These campaigns have been branded by various historians as unnecessary sideshows to the conflict waged on the European continent. Pattee argues that the various campaigns were necessary adjuncts to the war in Europe, and fulfilled an important strategic purpose by protecting British trade where it was most vulnerable.

Since international trade was essential for maintaining the island nationOCOs way of life, Great Britain required freedom of the seas in order to maintain its global trade. While the German High Seas Fleet constituted a serious threat that placed the British coast at grave risk, forcing the Royal Navy to concentrate in home waters, the importance of the island empireOCOs global trade made it a valuable and vulnerable target to GermanyOCOs various commerce raiders?as Admiral TirpitzOCOs risk theory had anticipated.



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