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By Phil Carradice

ISBN-10: 1445622505

ISBN-13: 9781445622507

The 12 months 1918 was once ruled through the Armistice and the top of the struggling with within the warfare to finish All Wars. although, prior to that either the U-boat battle within the North Atlantic and the British blockade of Germany persisted unabated. The Royal army 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 was once amalgamated into the Royal Flying Corps to shape the RAF on 1 April. The Royal army used to be additionally eager about the British intervention opposed to the Bolsheviks within the Russian Civil struggle. After the Armistice got here, the Royal Navy's paintings used to be no longer accomplished. The German floor fleet was once interned in Scapa movement 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 throughout the First global battle at sea in photos, displaying us the horror of warfare and telling the tale of a few of the main moments of the conflict.

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