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The "Straits" Trilogy by Geoffrey Miller



The Straits Trilogy : Superior Force, Straits, The Millstone by Geoffrey Miller


The "Straits Trilogy" by Geoffrey Miller

  • Volume I: Superior Force : the conspiracy behind the escape of Goeben and Breslau
  • Volume II: Straits : British Policy towards the Ottoman Empire and the Origins of the Dardanelles Campaign
  • Volume III: The Millstone : British Naval Policy in the Mediterranean, 1900-1914, the Commitment to France and British Intervention in the War

These books provide a comprehensive account of British naval and diplomatic policy in the two decades prior to the Great War, focusing in particular on the escape of the German ships Goeben and Breslau [Superior Force], the origins of the Dardanelles Campaign [Straits], and the political and diplomatic imperatives behind the British decision to enter the war in August 1914 [The Millstone].


Please note that, in addition to this site, each book has its own, dedicated, web-site.
At two of these sites, the full text is available on-line:  [Superior Force first eight chapters]  [Straits complete text]  [The Millstone complete text]





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HMS Dublin
HMS Dublin (Captain John Kelly)
Light cruiser, First Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Station, 1914


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HMS Berwick : Original artwork  2004 Geoffrey Miller
HMS Berwick
[Original artwork 2004 Geoffrey Miller]


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