By Paul G. Halpern
Important riverine engagements--notably at the Danube--also are integrated, besides significant colonial campaigns resembling Mesopotamia and the Dardanelles. The position of impartial sea powers, comparable to the Swedes within the Baltic and the Dutch within the East Indies, is tested from the viewpoint of the way their neutrality affected naval job. additionally mentioned is the half performed via the U.S. military and the usually missed, yet faraway from negligible, position of the japanese military. The latter is seen within the context of the outlet months of the conflict and within the Mediterranean through the peak of the submarine quandary of 1917
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A Naval History of World War I by Paul G. Halpern