What was not understood at the time was that the Second World War began in 1919 as the Treaty of Versailles forced Germany into unbearable humiliation. When war again resumed, the Royal Navy survived and triumphed on the lessons learned during WWI
This is a valuable reference work that reads easily and will satisfy the most committed enthusiast of naval history. By reprinting this work in paperback, the publisher has done a great service to the understanding of a very important period of history. History is no longer written on such an epic scale as publishers and authors pander to the attention deficit suffered today by many readers. This is such a shame, but works such as these provide a beacon for future authors and those who create historical works in new media.