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.
"...an 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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An Interesting Piece of pre WWI History
Besides Claton Butcher's narration, I liked learning about the Battle that occured just prior to the first world war.
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.
Not really. I just like learning about history.
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.
Dogger Bank Review
No, not based on this book
No. I found it by searching for historical fiction, but in my opinion it is all facts and no fiction.
Listening to this on the highway was like watching paint dry. Boring, boring.
- Larry Sandusky