Lambert created a paradigm smasher in this work without being bogged down in the morass of world war i politics and battlefield bound military history which until today has not led to an understanding of why and how the war broke out the author describes for the first time a much more significant dimension to the war economic warfare. Planning armageddon british economic warfare and the first world war nicholas a lambert add to cart product details hardcover 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 . In planning armageddon nicholas lambert meticulously reconstructs the process by which britain developed and then implemented plans for economic warfare against germany his well written though detailed account provides a revisionist interpretation of british strategy which calls into question received opinion on how the royal navy aimed to . If he was referring to the tribulations of the land war nonetheless kitcheners realism when it came to manoeuvring though the complex maze of strategy in a great war would seem on the evidence of nicholas lamberts thorough assessment of economic strategy in the first 18 months of the war equally applicable to its maritime and . 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 scalethis secret strategy called for the state to exploit britains effective monopolies in banking communications and shipping the essential infrastructure underpinning global trade to create a controlled
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