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Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War

Author: Nicholas A Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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"Before the First World War, the British Admiralty conceived a plan to win rapid victory in the event of war with Germany - economic warfare on an unprecedented scale. This secret strategy called for the state to exploit Britain's effective monopolies in banking, communications, and shipping - the essential infrastructure underpinning global trade - to create a controlled implosion of the world economic system. In  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas A Lambert
ISBN: 9780674061491 0674061497 9780674063068 0674063066
OCLC Number: 704243780
Description: viii, 651 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The emergence of economic warfare --
The envisioning of economic warfare --
The exposition of economic warfare --
The endorsement of economic warfare --
"Incidentally, Armageddon begins" --
The problem with Americans --
Admiralty infighting --
Vigorous indecision --
A management problem --
The summer of discontent --
The end of the beginning.
Responsibility: Nicholas A. Lambert.

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The story of how tensions during World War I took a different course from the Napoleonic era illuminates economic warfare's limitations with broader lessons for what it can and cannot accomplish. In Read more...

 
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