From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, Volume V

Victory and Aftermath, January 1918–June 1919
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Binding:Paperback
Published:June 15, 2014
By Arthur Marder (Author), Barry Gough (Author)

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder’s From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that "his naval history has a unique fascination. To unrivalled mastery of sources he adds a gift of simple narrative...He is beyond praise, as he is beyond cavil."

The five volumes were subtitled The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 and they are still, despite recent major contributions from Robert Massie and Andrew Gordan, regarded by many as the definitive history of naval events leading up to and including the Great War.

This last volume describes the Royal Navy’s final triumph. The convoy system brought rewards and the U.S. Navy arrived in European waters. The striking 1918 raid on Zeebrugge was a big morale booster, and in November 1918 Beatty received the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet. In June the following year the Germans scuttled their fleet at Scapa Flow and so came to an end a major era in naval history.

A new introduction by Barry Gough, the distinguished Canadian maritime and naval historian, assesses the importance of Marder’s work and anchors it firmly amongst the great naval narrative histories of this era.

This new paperback edition will bring a truly great work to a new generation of historians and general readers.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War I
  • Paperback : 496 pages
  • Illustrations: 10 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (June 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1848322038
  • ISBN-13: 9781848322035
  • Product Dimensions: 5 X 8.5 in
  • Shipping Weight: 19.84 oz

Born in 1910, Arthur J. Marder was a meticulous researcher, teacher and writer who became perhaps the most distinguished historian of the modern Royal Navy. He held a number of teaching posts in American universities and was to receive countless honors, as well as publish some fifteen major works on British naval history. He died in 1980.

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