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How to Lose a War at Sea
Author: Bill Fawcett

ISBN: 9780062069092
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1 October 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.9 x 2.1
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An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters

From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that didn't hold water in the first place. In glorious detail, here are thirty-three of history's worst maritime mishaps, including:
The British Royal Navy's misguided attempts to play it safe during the American Revolution
The short life and death of the Imperial Japanese Navy
The scuttling of the Graf Spee by a far inferior force
The sinking of the Nazi megaship Bismarck
"Remember the Maine!"-the lies that started the Spanish-American War
Admiral Nelson losing track of Napoleon but redeeming himself at the Nile
The ANZAC disaster at Gallipoli
Germany's failed...

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