The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895–1914

The Naval Route to the Abyss: The Anglo-German Naval Race 1895–1914The Naval Route to the Abyss by Matthew S. Seligmann, Michael Epkenhans
ISBN: 9781317023258
Published by Routledge on March 3, 2016
Genres: History, Oceania, Military, General
Pages: 558

An important collection of 153 documents from the British and German archives, edited and annotated by a pair of recognized experts on the naval history of the era—Seligmann for the British side and Epkenhans for the German. The commentary by the editors is excellent, and the book is produced to the usual high standards of the venerable Navy Records Society.

(Notes by Steve McLaughlin)

Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World WarSpies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War by Matthew S. Seligmann
ISBN: 9780199261505
Published by Oxford University Press on February 9th 2006
Genres: Espionage, Great Britain, Military
Pages: 272

Len's Summary: The author argues the thesis that Great Britain had good and sufficient reason, based on solid intelligence, to suspect aggressive German intentions in the years leading up to 1914.

The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against GermanyThe Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany by Matthew S. Seligmann
ISBN: 9780199574032
Published by Oxford University Press on May 24th 2012
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Military, World War I, Naval, Modern, 20th Century
Pages: 186

Len's Summary: A politico-military history delving into an important, but often ignored aspect of the Anglo-German naval race that preoccupied the Admiralty throughout the Edwardian period. A good companion to Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War by Nicholas Lambert (Harvard, 2012).