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The Resource Graf Spee's raiders : challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915, Keith Yates

Graf Spee's raiders : challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915, Keith Yates

Label
Graf Spee's raiders : challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915
Title
Graf Spee's raiders
Title remainder
challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915
Statement of responsibility
Keith Yates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although many have heard of the German battleship Graf Spee that sank off Montevideo in 1939, few know anything about the naval hero it was named after and the crucial role Admiral Spee played in the annals of history. In this fascinating story, the author relates how early in World War I Spee and his gallant men gave the Imperial German Navy the confidence to challenge the Royal Navy's long-held supremacy at sea. He offers a lively narrative of the short but dramatic
  • careers of Spee's eight ships, a story that's filled with cat-and-mouse chases, hit-and-run attacks, and two major sea battles. In November 1914 Graf Spee and his cruisers inflicted the only defeat the Royal Navy had suffered in more than a hundred years. In the first pitched sea battle of the war, the Germans sent two British warships to the bottom of the South Pacific and forced two others to flee. Their brilliant exploits were out of all proportion to the numbers and
  • strength of the admiral's ships, and the brave and often chivalrous behavior of his men earned them acclaim from enemies and countrymen alike. The British ultimately prevailed, however, and destroyed all eight German raiders, including the daunting Emden. The final blow came with the devastation of the Konigsberg in the first air-sea operation in history. As the author points out, this loss helped to convince the Germans to concentrate on their more deadly U-boats. That
  • Spee's ships survived for as long as they did is a reflection of the primitive state of communications and methods of detection available in 1914. Their demise was as much by chance and coincidence at it was by good planning and concerted action by the British. The book includes material on several German and British ship and squadron commanders and provides a detailed overview of the opening months of the war in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. The fact that
  • many distinctive conflicts and legendary ships are featured in this lively and educational book adds to its appeal to the general reader as well as to naval historians
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Yates, Keith
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Spee, Maximilian
  • Müller, Karl von
  • Germany
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Graf Spee's raiders : challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915, Keith Yates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30893023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781557509772
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94029959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30893023
  • (Sirsi) a574327
Label
Graf Spee's raiders : challenge to the Royal Navy, 1914-1915, Keith Yates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30893023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781557509772
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94029959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30893023
  • (Sirsi) a574327

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