How the Navy Won the War

The Real Instrument of Victory
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Published:November 15, 2018

Verdun, the Somme, Tannenberg and Passchendaele. These epics of destruction and futility are such bywords for the World War I that—Jutland apart—we forget the role played by sea power in the war to end war. The great global conflict is too often narrowed to the fields of Flanders and the plains of Picardy. Now, award-winning biographer and naval historian Jim Ring has revisited the story to redress the balance. He emphasizes how Great Britain, “the great Amphibian” in Churchill's words, was able to move its army anywhere in the world.


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Product Details
  • Subject: Royal Navy
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 15, 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 1473897181
  • ISBN-13: 9781473897182
  • Product Dimensions: 6.18 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 21.12 oz
  • “This is an original approach to the factors leading to victory during WWI…. It is well researched and convincingly argued. A major addition to the pool of knowledge about the War-to-End-All-Wars. Most Highly Recommended.” —FIRE Reviews
  • “ An impressively researched, deftly written, accessibly organized and presented work of scholarship, How the Navy Won the War is unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university library 20th Century Military History collections in general, and World War I supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” —Midwest Book Review

JIM RING is a distinguished documentary film producer and successful author. His 2003 book We Come Unseen, about the cold war submarine service, won the Mountbatten Maritime Media Award, while his biography of Erskine Childers (1996) is regarded as the best yet written. He has also written on the story of the British attachment to the Alps and our bond with the French Riviera.


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