Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War

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Before the First World War, the British Admiralty conceived a plan to win rapid victory in the event of war with Germany-economic warfare on an unprecedented scale.This secret strategy called for the state to exploit Britain's effective monopolies in banking, communications, and shipping-the essential infrastructure underpinning global trade-to create a controlled implosion of the world economic system. In this revisionist account, Nicholas Lambert shows in lively detail how naval planners persuaded the British political ...

Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War 2012, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass

ISBN-13: 9780674061491

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