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The Starvation Blockades

Naval Blockades of WW1

By Hawkins, Nigel
2002, Leo Cooper
ISBN 0850529085
Hardcover, 262 p., 23 illustr., in-text maps

Descripton: Fairly balanced account of the British naval blockade of Germany 1914-18 and the German counter-blockade, which culminated in the unrestricted U-boat campaign in 1917. Explores political, strategic, economic, legal and military aspects. Illustrates the fateful spiral of reprisals and counter-reprisals and the effects on neutrals, especially the US.