The Kaiser's U-Boat Assault on America

Germany's Great War Gamble in the First World War

Hans Joachim Koerver

A deeply researched and engaging account of the use of U-Boats in the First World War. The focus touches on both diplomatic and economic aspects as well as the tactical and strategic use of the U-boats.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
80 color & black and white illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526773869
Pages : 360
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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In depth study of the use of U-Boats in the First World War and the diplomatic, economic, and military consequences.

A deeply researched and engaging account of the use of U-Boats in the First World War. The focus touches on both diplomatic and economic aspects as well as the tactical and strategic use of the U-boats.

The book also examines the role played by US president Woodrow Wilson and his response to American shipping being sunk by U-boats and how that ultimately forced his hand to declare war on Germany.

About The Author
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Hans Joachim Koerver is an accomplished historian in the field of naval history and has researched exhaustively at the British National Archives. He’s written several books on naval warfare.

REVIEWS
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"...an absorbing work for those interested in both the Great War and early submarine-based strategic theory. Perhaps more important, it is an excellent illumination of a multiclass, militaristic, and diplomatically inept state trying to adapt to the realities of modern war and the exploitation of new technology—and catastrophically failing."

- Naval History

"Exhaustively researched and written by a German historian, the book focuses on the U-boat action against the United States in particular. Not only operations and tactics are covered, but all are placed in a larger geopolitical context."

- Seapower

"This is highly recommended work that should find its ways on the bookshelves of twentieth-century European and naval historians alike."

- The Northern Mariner

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