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The underwater war : submarines, 1914-1918

Author: Edwyn Gray
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, [1971].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the development by the British of a primitive, unreliable and highly dangerous contraption, turning it into a formidable fighting machine. Edwyn Gray describes the inception and early days of the Submarine Service, its struggle against the naval bureaucracy and political machinations, its experiments with early submarines, the terrible disasters it suffered and the dramatic successes it  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwyn Gray
OCLC Number: 2691327
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Edwyn Gray.

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This is the story of the development by the British of a primitive, unreliable and highly dangerous contraption, turning it into a formidable fighting machine. Edwyn Gray describes the inception and early days of the Submarine Service, its struggle against the naval bureaucracy and political machinations, its experiments with early submarines, the terrible disasters it suffered and the dramatic successes it achieved. Above all, he brings to life the men who took the risks in these fragile boats and whose courage and endurance enabled the to smash German shipping to help make the strategic blockade of Germany a success. --from back cover.

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