The Grand Scuttle


New edition of this highly readable book. It may have been around since 1982, but this is an inspired telling of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in June 1919, and the naval events that preceeded it, from the start of the Anglo-German naval arms race in 1898.

Also covered, if not in detail, is the subsequent salvage of most of the fleet, and the extraordinary reason why what is left in Scapa Flow's chilly waters increases in value.

276 text pages. 23 B&W  photos. Paperback.