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Author Breemer, Jan S.

Title Defeating the U-boat : inventing antisubmarine warfare / Jan S. Breemer.

Imprint Newport, R.I. : Naval War College Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 208.212:36    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (87 pages).
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Series Naval War College Newport papers, 1544-6824 ; 36
Newport paper ; no. 36.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on June 23, 2011).
"August 2010"--Title page verso.
Paper version available for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
Summary "In Defeating the U-boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare, Newport Paper 36, Jan. S. Breemer tells the story of the British response to the German submarine threat. His account of Germany's 'asymmetric' challenge (to use the contemporary term) to Britain's naval mastery holds important lessons for the United States today, the U.S. Navy in particular. The Royal Navy's obstinate refusal to consider seriously the option of convoying merchant vessels, which turned out to be key to the solution of the U-boat problem, demonstrates the extent to which professional military cultures can thwart technical and operational innovation even in circumstances of existential threat. Although historical controversy continues to cloud this issue ... Breemer ends his lively and informative study with some general reflections on military innovation and the requirements for fostering it."--Foreword.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 1. "The submarine boat does not and cannot revolutionize naval warfare" -- Chapter 2. Cutting the thin thread -- Chapter 3. "The old theories have been tried and found wanting" -- Chapter 4. "We run a great risk of losing the war."
Subject Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- History.
Submarine warfare -- Germany -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, German.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British.
Added Author Naval War College (U.S.). Press.
Naval War College (U.S.). Center for Naval Warfare Studies.
Added Title Inventing antisubmarine warfare
Standard No. NLGGC 398492980
Gpo Item No. 0408-A-05 (online)
Sudoc No. D 208.212:36

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