Saturday 11 September 2010

17. Ironclads, Big Guns and the road to World War 1

HMS Dreadnought revolutionised warship design.  So much so every ship that looked like her was subsequently called a 'dreadnought'.

Sails are finally done away with as steam power takes over and the race between armour and guns gets under way.  Pax Britannia turns maps of the world red as the Americans, Japanese and Germans aspire to have navies just like the British; the road to World War One begins.

Listen to Episode 17


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  2. Do you think the Germans missed an opportunity by not devoting greater resources to their submarine programme?

  3. I thoroughly enjoy your podcast, but who is "Alfred T. Manan?"

    I've heard of Alfred T. Mahan...? ;)