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History of the Royal Navy in the 20th century – Editor Anthony Preston


Postage = R68 –

Good condition –

Hardcover –

Dust jacket intact

Published by Hamlyn Publishing Group 1987

Weight 1, 700 kg

ISBN 0 600 55261 6

1 in stock



Nelson’s great victory at Trafalgar in 1805 ensured Britain’s dominant role in Maritime affairs for almost a century. By 1900, however, the Royal Novay was to face new problems and challenges. The rise of Germany as a rival led to a dramatic expansion of the Edwardian navy which in turn saw the introduction of the all-big gun dreadnought battleship, the move from steam to oil and the concentration of the Fleet in home waters for the coming struggle in the North Sea. World War I brought a mixure of success and disappointment, including the failure to defeat the german Fleet in a major sea battle, but many valuable lessons were learned and later put to good use.