The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands

British Naval Campaigns in the Southern Hemisphere 1914-15

Phil Carradice

 
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
86 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781553473
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands: British Naval Campaigns in the Southern Hemisphere 1914-15 tells the story of British cruiser warfare and naval strategy in the Southern Atlantic during the First World War. This was the last naval campaign that was fought just by surface ships without the intrusion of modern technology such as aircraft, submarines and mines. German commerce raiders had been at large in the southern oceans since the declaration of war on 4 August 1914 and it was imperative that British forces should hunt and destroy them before they caused untold damage to British trade. The campaign to bring a German squadron to battle met with disaster (The Battle of Coronel) before final victory at the Falkland Islands. Individual raiders such as the Emden, Dresden and Konigsburg were also hunted and destroyed in a fascinating series of actions where bravery and courage were displayed by both sides.

About The Author
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Phil Carradice is a well-known writer and historian with over 60 books to his credit. A poet, story teller and broadcaster, his most recent books are 'The Cuban Missile Crisis' (Pen and Sword), 'The Call Up' (Fonthill) and the novel 'Stargazers' for Accent Press. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and TV, presents the BBC Wales History programme 'The Past Master' and is widely regarded as one of the finest creative writing tutors in Wales.

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