This new German navy was a threat to Britain’s naval dominance, the glue that held the empire together, and something for which Britain could not stand. That rivalry then turned into an arms race as each nation tried to outproduce the other with ever greater feats of technology. This culminated in the production of Dreadnought battleships which were seen as the nuclear weapons of their day. Britain really initially admired this new nation, Britain really actually thought as a friend but imperial Germany soon began to threaten Britain’s sense of supremacy.
I’m still digesting the content, but my big gripe so far is with the opaque and unnecessarily difficult writing style. Too many failures of reference compounded by a lack of punctuation mean that I have to read too many sentences more than once. Perhaps I’m getting old and grumpy, but I no longer enjoy fighting a book to get … Read MoreRead More »