Arthur Marder’s critically acclaimed five volume series, From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, represents one of the finest contributions to the literature of naval history since the work of Alfred Mahan. These new editions of the series are published with a new introduction by Barry Gough, distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, that provide an assessment of the importance of Marder’s work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era.
“His naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative . . . He is beyond praise.” — A J P Taylor, noted British historian, author of The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918 and The Origins of the Second World War
The second volume in the series begins with the embarrassing escape of the German ship Goeben, before moving on to the defeat at Coronel, soon avenged off the Falkland Islands. Marder then turns his attention to the humiliation of the Dardenelles and the submarine menace, before looking in detail at the whole question of British strategy and at how the German High Seas Fleet was to brought to battle at Jutland and dealt a crushing blow.