The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean, 1915-18: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean, 1915-18

1st Edition

Edited by Paul G. Halpern


660 pages

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This volume needs to be read in conjunction with NRS Volume 115 Policy and Operations in the Mediterranean, 1912-1914. The Mediterranean was a secondary theatre for the Royal Navy and the ships tended to be ageing and retired from fleet duty. France assumed the major responsibility, along with Italy but the Royal Navy retained a strong presence and performed vital functions.

Most operations have attracted less attention than Jutland, the Falklands or the Battle of the Atlantic but Gibraltar and Malta remained important bases, the Suez Canal had to be defended, there was a mine barrage in the Otranto Straits, and the Navy supported the Army at the Dardanelles, Salonika and in the Middle East, while there was latterly much convoy work.

The sources include the main war history collection of Admiralty papers (The National Archive: PRO ADM 137) and the private papers of senior commanders such as Howard Kelly, Limpus and de Robeck.

Table of Contents

Preface, List of Maps, Glossary of Abbreviations, Part I: 1915, Part II: 1916, Part III: 1917, Part IV: 1918, List of Documents and Sources.

About the Editor

Professor Paul Halpern was born in New York 27 January 1937, and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958 with honours in History. He served in the US Army 1958-60, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant. He entered Harvard University in 1960, where he gained an MA in History in 1961 and in 1966 his PhD, with a two volume thesis on The Mediterranean Naval Situation. He spent his entire academic career at Florida State University at Tallahassee, starting as an instructor in 1965, rising to assistant professor in 1966, associate professor in 1970, and professor in 1974. On retiring in 2005 he became emeritus professor. In 1986-87 he served as visiting professor of strategy at the Naval War College in Newport Rhode Island. He served on the Council of the Navy Records Society 1968-72, 1982-86 and 2010-14. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the American Historical Foundation, the US Naval Institute, the Naval Historical Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Military / Naval
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General