Securing the Narrow Sea

Securing the Narrow Sea

The Dover Patrol, 1914–1918

Hardback288pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781848322493     Product Code: 511142

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The men of the Dover Patrol, including many citizen volunteers, fought the longest continuous naval campaign of the First World War. It brought together a ramshackle assortment of vessels including trawlers, drifters, yachts and riverboats, and even airships, under controversial commanders who were often hampered by Admiralty infighting. This is a detailed account of their duties, from shore bombardment and barrage building to antisubmarine and escort tasks, culminating in the infamous Zeebrugge and Ostend raids.

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