How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders

How to Lose a War at Sea: Foolish Plans and Great Naval Blunders by Bill Fawcett

By: Bill Fawcett

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9780062069092
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Pages
368
Dimensions
153 x 203mm

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From the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, history is littered with horribly bad military ideas on the open seas. Whether a result of lack of planning, miscalculations, a leader's ego, spy infiltration, or just a really stupid idea in the first place, each military defeat is fascinating to dissect.

Among the catastrophic missteps:

- The ANZAC disaster at Gallipoli

- Germany's failed WWII campaign in the North Atlantic

- Kennedy's quarantine of Cuba

- The French defeat of the British at the Battle of the Chesapeake

- The rise of the American Navy during the Barbary Wars

- The short life and death of Imperial Japan's Navy

- The sinking of the Bismarck, Nazi megaship

- Admiral Nelson's greatest hits: The Nile and Trafalgar

With over 35 chapters of incredible military disasters, both famous (infamous) and obscure, HOW TO LOSE A WAR AT SEA is full of trivia, history, and fascinating looks at the world's greatest seafaring military defeats.
ISBN:
9780062069092
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 2013
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
153 x 203mm

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