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The Battle of the Falkland Islands 1914



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The Royal Navy strikes back In the final months of the first year of the First World War a squadron of the Imperial German Navy under von Spee decisively destroyed a weaker British force under Cradock off the coast of South America. This action in the Southern Pacific, known as the Battle of Coronel (after the nearest coastal town in Chile) delivered a decisive blow to the prestige and perception of British sea power and prompted a determined and powerfully resourced retaliatory response from the British Admiralty which would lead to the events described in this book, the Battle of the Falkland Islands. The German cruiser squadron comprised two armoured cruisers, Scharnorst, Gneisenau, three light cruisers, Nurnberg, Dresden and Leipzig plus three auxiliary support vessels. After his Coronel victory, von Spee had sailed his squadron south with the intention of raiding the supply base at Port Stanley in the Falklands in the South Atlantic, when on December 8th, 1914 it was brought to engagement by the avenging stronger British force under Doveton Sturdee comprising the battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible, the armoured cruisers Carnarvon, Cornwall and Kent and two light cruisers Bristol and Glasgow. The outcome was perhaps as inevitable as it was intended to be. Only two German vessels escaped being sunk. Students of naval history will know that for a century the Royal Navy's dominance of the seaways had meant that it had fought few major engagements since Trafalgar. The First World War was dominated by the Battle of Jutland. So this account of modern warships in action is of vital interest. Available in softcover and hardback for collectors.






The Royal Navy strikes back In the final months of the first year of the First World War a squadron of the Imperial German Navy under von Spee decisively destroyed a weaker British force under Cradock off the coast of South America. This action in the Southern Pacific, known as the Battle of Coronel (after the nearest coastal town in Chile) delivered a decisive blow to the prestige and perception of British sea power and prompted a determined and powerfully resourced retaliatory response from the British Admiralty which would lead to the events described in this book, the Battle of the Falkland Islands. The German cruiser squadron comprised two armoured cruisers, Scharnorst, Gneisenau, three light cruisers, Nurnberg, Dresden and Leipzig plus three auxiliary support vessels. After his Coronel victory, von Spee had sailed his squadron south with the intention of raiding the supply base at Port Stanley in the Falklands in the South Atlantic, when on December 8th, 1914 it was brought to engagement by the avenging stronger British force under Doveton Sturdee comprising the battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible, the armoured cruisers Carnarvon, Cornwall and Kent and two light cruisers Bristol and Glasgow. The outcome was perhaps as inevitable as it was intended to be. Only two German vessels escaped being sunk. Students of naval history will know that for a century the Royal Navy's dominance of the seaways had meant that it had fought few major engagements since Trafalgar. The First World War was dominated by the Battle of Jutland. So this account of modern warships in action is of vital interest. Available in softcover and hardback for collectors.


History Nationalism. She holds a palm branch in one hand and an orb in the other. Taken from maintop of INVINCIBLE by Paymaster SubLieutenant Arthur Dyce Duckworth R. The crushing defeat occurred barely a month into the conflict but it became emblematic of the Russian Empires experience in World War I. I heard an account of the battle of the Falkand Islands early in the 1914 war from an officer who was there. The British after a defeat at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November sent a large force to track down and destroy the victorious German cruiser squadron.


Battle Of The Falklands 1914

Life at Sea in 1914 28. Decisive British naval victory over German Navy 8 December 1914. subsequently the rest. Like then and earlier the Royal Navy departed for the Falklands.This remote cold corner of the South Atlantic not far from the Argentinian coast and infamous Cape Horn was the theater of the last battle . The Atlantic Ocean Including the Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands. It came five weeks after Von Spee had overpowered an inferior British . The Battle of the Falkland Islands was not of great tactical significance being essentially a stern chase. An historical note on the Battles of Coronel 1 November 1914 and the Falkland Islands 8 December 1914. The film focuses on the naval warfare around the . The Battle of Coronel was a First World War Imperial German Naval victory over the Royal Navy on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile near the city .


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