WWI Naval Bibliography
Fiction - Books (English)
- "A Naval Officer" Great Was the Fall
John Long Ltd, 1912.
A good example of the novels describing a sudden German invasion,
and the risks inherent in having a navy unready for the defence of
the United Kingdom.
- Arnold-Forster, H. Ol. In a Conning Tower, or How I
Took HMS "Majestic" Into Action
Cassell & Company, 1900.
A battle in a pre-dreadnought, written before the Russo-Japanese
- Bywater, Hector C. The Great Pacific War
Houghton Mifflin, 1925.
A classic and entertaining novel, this purports to describe
"the American-Japanese Campaign of 1931-1933", written shortly after
the end of WW1.
- Childers, Erskine. The Riddle of the Sands
Smith, Elder & Company, 1903.
A classic sea-tale, this novel remains a "cracking good read"
for anyone interested in small-boat sailing or international intrigue.
It has been often reprinted. At the time, it had impact on the
Anglo-German naval race.
- Margerison, John S. Destroyer Doings
C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd, 1918.
A novel intended for adolescent boys, involving some rather
far-fetched activities by Royal Navy destroyers.
- Seaforth, A. Nelson. The Last Great Naval War
Cassell & Company, no date (c1900).
A naval war between Britain and the French.
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Last Updated: 25 August, 2001.