The British Navy in World War I
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The paper explains that Great Britain did not use the Royal Navy to its full abilities during World War I, mainly out of fear that a defeat of a costly victory at sea would lose them the war by lowering morale of the British populace. The paper discusses the unsuccessful sea battle at Jutland that caused low soldier and citizen morale. The paper shows how Great Britain would have lost all chances of winning the war if another battle signaled defeat at sea. The paper explains that this was why Great Britain minimized their presence in the water and only remained the strongest navy in the world through inaction and a refocusing of military efforts elsewhere.
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