By Bill Fawcett
An engrossing compendium of high-seas army disasters
From the times of the Spanish Armada to the trendy age of airplane vendors, battles were bungled simply as badly on water as they've been on land. a few mistakes have been the results of inadequate making plans, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others have been brought on by principles that didn't carry water within the first position. In wonderful aspect, listed here are thirty-three of history's worst maritime mishaps, including:
* The British Royal Navy's inaccurate makes an attempt to play it secure throughout the American Revolution
* the quick existence and loss of life of the Imperial jap Navy
* The scuttling of the Graf Spee via a much inferior force
* The sinking of the Nazi megaship Bismarck
* "Remember the Maine!"—the lies that began the Spanish-American conflict Admiral Nelson wasting tune of Napoleon yet redeeming himself on the Nile
* The ANZAC catastrophe at Gallipoli Germany's failed WWII crusade within the North Atlantic Kennedy's quarantine of Cuba
Chock-full of fantastic proof and hilarious minutiae, the right way to Lose a warfare at Sea is the main entire quantity of nautical mess ups ever assembled.
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