Battle of Dogger Bank

  • by Tobias Philbin, Tobias R. Philbin
  • Narrated by Claton Butcher
  • 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a decoded radio intercept. The ensuing battle would prove to be the largest and longest surface engagement until the Battle of Jutland the following summer. While the Germans lost an armored cruiser with heavy loss of life and Hipper's flagship was almost sunk, confusion in executing orders allowed the Germans to escape. The British considered the battle a victory; but the Germans had learned important lessons and they would be better prepared for the next encounter with the British fleet at Jutand. Tobias Philbin's Battle of Dogger Bank provides a keen analytical description of the battle and its place in the naval history of World War I.


What the Critics Say

" outstanding account of Dogger Bank. Well grounded in critically used English and German primary sources..." (Patrick J. Kelly, author of Tirpitz and the Imperial German Navy)


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Customer Reviews

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An Interesting Piece of pre WWI History

What did you love best about Battle of Dogger Bank?

Besides Claton Butcher's narration, I liked learning about the Battle that occured just prior to the first world war.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator.

Which scene was your favorite?

I thought it was interesting learning about all the original battlecruisers that were being built and used and also the lines of the British Fleet. And learning about the first German U-boat. It was a part of history that was necessary to move the world forward.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really. I just like learning about history.

Any additional comments?

Claton Butcher did a wonderful job narrating this audiobook. He speaks very clearly and is easy to understand and follow. His german is perfect as well. He has great control and perfect pauses.

I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Teresa "It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing."

Dogger Bank Review

Would you try another book from Tobias Philbin and Tobias R. Philbin and/or Claton Butcher?

No, not based on this book

Has Battle of Dogger Bank turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I found it by searching for historical fiction, but in my opinion it is all facts and no fiction.

Which scene was your favorite?


What character would you cut from Battle of Dogger Bank?


Any additional comments?

Listening to this on the highway was like watching paint dry. Boring, boring.

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- Larry Sandusky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks