Chapter 18[image] A Tale of Two Fleets

In This Chapter
  • Submarine technology
  • Germany: “unrestricted submarine warfare”
  • The Battle of Jutland
  • The “death run” and “the crisis”
  • Tactical victory for Germany, strategic victory for Britain

Chapter 11, “A World War,” covered the action at sea early in the war. After the disaster suffered at the Battle of the Falklands in December 1914, German naval officials kept most of the surface fleet in home waters, for fear that the Imperial Navy would lose more capital ships. The Germans increasingly turned from the surface to the water below and conducted an intensified program of submarine warfare, chiefly targeting supply ...

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