Download e-book for iPad: 1918: The First World War at Sea in Photographs by Phil Carradice

By Phil Carradice

The yr 1918 was once ruled via the Armistice and the tip of the combating within the battle to finish All Wars. even though, ahead of that either the U-boat warfare within the North Atlantic and the British blockade of Germany persevered unabated. The Royal military tried to dam the German naval forces within the Belgian port of Zeebrugge into the harbour with a raid on St George's Day and the Royal Naval Air carrier used to be amalgamated into the Royal Flying Corps to shape the RAF on 1 April. The Royal military was once additionally thinking about the British intervention opposed to the Bolsheviks within the Russian Civil warfare. After the Armistice got here, the Royal Navy's paintings used to be no longer comprehensive. The German floor fleet was once interned in Scapa circulation from 23 November, just for the ships' crews to scuttle their vessels on 21 June 1919. The U-boat fleet additionally surrendered. eventually, in November 1920, there has been the solemn activity of transporting the physique of the Unknown Warrior around the Channel from Boulogne to Dover for burial in Westminster Abbey. Phil Carradice takes us in the course of the First global battle at sea in images, displaying us the horror of battle and telling the tale of a few of the most important moments of the conflict.

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