1918: The First World War at Sea in Photographs by Phil Carradice PDF

By Phil Carradice

The 12 months 1918 used to be ruled via the Armistice and the tip of the struggling with within the warfare to finish All Wars. notwithstanding, earlier than that either the U-boat warfare within the North Atlantic and the British blockade of Germany persisted 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 provider was once amalgamated into the Royal Flying Corps to shape the RAF on 1 April. The Royal military was once additionally fascinated by the British intervention opposed to the Bolsheviks within the Russian Civil conflict. After the Armistice got here, the Royal Navy's paintings used to be no longer comprehensive. The German floor fleet used to be 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. ultimately, in November 1920, there has been the solemn job 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 international struggle at sea in pictures, displaying us the horror of warfare and telling the tale of a few of the major moments of the conflict.

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