By Paul G. Halpern
Important riverine engagements--notably at the Danube--also are integrated, besides significant colonial campaigns similar to Mesopotamia and the Dardanelles. The function of impartial sea powers, akin to the Swedes within the Baltic and the Dutch within the East Indies, is tested from the viewpoint of ways their neutrality affected naval task. additionally mentioned is the half performed by means of the U.S. military and the usually ignored, yet faraway from negligible, function of the japanese army. The latter is seen within the context of the hole months of the warfare and within the Mediterranean throughout the top of the submarine main issue of 1917
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