German Submarine Warfare in World War I
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German Submarine Warfare in World War I

The Onset of Total War at Sea
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ISBN-13:
9781442269552
Seiten:
278
Autor:
Lawrence Sondhaus
Serie:
War and Society
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This compelling book explores Germany’s disastrous campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare in WWI, which marked the onset of total war at sea. Sondhaus shows how the undersea campaign, intended as an antidote to Britain’s more conventional blockade of German ports, ultimately brought the United States into the war, leading to Germany’s defeat.
This compelling book explores Germany’s campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare in World War I, which marked the onset of total war at sea. Noted historian Lawrence Sondhaus shows how the undersea campaign, intended as an antidote to Britain’s more conventional blockade of German ports, ultimately brought the United States into the war. Although the German people readily embraced the argument that an “undersea blockade” of Britain enforced by their navy’s Unterseeboote (U-boats) was the moral equivalent of the British navy’s blockade of German ports, international opinion never accepted its legitimacy.

Sondhaus explains that in their initial, somewhat confused rollout of unrestricted submarine warfare in 1915, German leaders underestimated the extent to which the policy would alienate the most important neutral power, the United States. In rationalizing the risk of resuming the unrestricted campaign in 1917, they took for granted that, should the United States join the Allies, German U-boats would be able to stop the transport of an American army to France. But by bringing the United States into the war, while also failing to stop the deployment of its troops to Europe, unrestricted submarine warfare ultimately led to Germany’s defeat. Because US manpower proved decisive in breaking the stalemate on the Western Front and securing victory for the Allies, Sondhaus argues that Germany’s decision to stake its fate on the U-boat campaign ranks among the greatest blunders of modern history.
Preface


Chapter 1: Origins


Chapter 2: False Start


Chapter 3: Interlude


Chapter 4: Preparation


Chapter 5: The Sharpest Weapon


Chapter 6: Falling Short


Chapter 7: Anxious Months


Chapter 8: Defeat


Chapter 9: Aftermath


Bibliography


Index