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Histoire Du Blocus Naval
Histoire Du Blocus Naval
By Louis Guichard
Payot, 1929, 240 pp

An outstanding book, characterized by scholarliness and detachment as well as by breadth of view. The author, basing his account in part upon unpublished material from the French archives, takes up not only the history of the blockade of Germany, but the story of the commercial war in its broadest sense. The reader will find here a careful and dispassionate study of the effects of the blockade upon neutral powers, as well as upon the armies and population of the enemy states. The conflict between the English policy of making agreements with neutral traders and the French desire to establish a legal blockade is forcefully brought out, and other aspects of the unprecedented situation are set in high relief.