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Victory Without Peace

The United States Navy in European Waters, 1919-1924

William N. Still Jr (author)

ISBN: 9781682470145

Publication Date: Jan 2019

Format: Hardback

Concentrates on the US Navy in European and Near Eastern waters during the post-World War I era. As participants in the Versailles peace negotiations, the US Navy was charged with executing the naval terms of the Armistice as well as preserving stability and peace. US warships were deploying into the Near East, Baltic, Adriatic, and Northern Europe, while simultaneously withdrawing its demobilized forces from European waters.
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Victory Without Peace concentrates on the U.S. Navy in European and NearEastern waters during the post-World War I era. As participants in theVersailles peace negotiations, the Navy was charged with executing the navalterms of the Armistice as well as preserving stability and peace. U.S. warshipswere deploying into the Near East, Baltic, Adriatic, and Northern Europe, whilesimultaneously withdrawing its demobilized forces from European waters. Thissignifies the first time the U.S. Navy contributed to peacetime efforts, setting aprecedent continues today.

Conversely, Congressional appropriations handicapped this deployment bydemobilization, general naval policy and postwar personnel, and operatingfunds reductions. Though reluctant to allocate postwar assets into seeminglyunimportant European and Near Eastern waters, the Navy was pressured by theState Department and the American Relief Administration's leader, HerbertHoover, to deploy necessary forces. Most of these were withdrawn by 1924 andthe European Station assumed the traditional policy of showing the flag.
Illustrations 25 black & white photographs
Pages 368
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2019
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Subject/s Military history   Naval forces & warfare   International relations  
William N. Still served in the U.S Navy and was director of the maritime studiesprogram at East Carolina University, USA. He has published several naval historybooks, including the award winning Crisis at Sea: The United States in EuropeanWaters in World War One. He also served as the Secretary of the Navy's scholarin naval history at the Naval History and Heritage Command. He is now retired.

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