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Yachting Monthly - - CONTENTS - Jim Ring, Seaforth Pub­lish­ing

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Jim Ring’s anal­y­sis of First World War strat­egy is more nu­anced than the ti­tle sug­gests. The bi­og­ra­pher of

Ersk­ine Childers works steadily through the cru­cial de­ci­sions, events and per­son­al­i­ties of the Great War to iden­tify es­sen­tial turn­ing points on land and sea. If forced to pick one sin­gle com­po­nent for vic­tory, I sus­pect he might choose the Navy’s block­ade of Ger­many. A fas­ci­nat­ing re-as­sess­ment.

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