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The great naval game : Britain and Germany in the age of empire

Author: Jan Rüger
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about the theatre of power and identity that unfolded in and between Britain and Germany in the decades before the First World War. It explores what contemporaries described as the cult of the navy: the many ways in which the navy and the sea were celebrated in the fleet reviews, naval visits and ship launches that were watched by hundreds and thousands of spectators"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Rüger
ISBN: 9780521875769 0521875765 9780521114615 0521114616
OCLC Number: 124025616
Description: xv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rise of the naval theatre ---
Culture, politics and the mass market ---
Bread and circuses ---
Nation, navy and the sea ---
The Anglo-German theatre ---
Epilogue: No more parades.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 26.
Responsibility: Jan Rüger.
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