Sir Julian Corbett died just as he completed the third volume and Newbolt took over. In the three opening chapters of this volume, however, Sir Julian’s narrative is directly continued from 1st June 1916, discussing the outcome of Jutland and subsequent operations in Home Waters from June 1916 to February 1917. Newbolt begins with a review of what he refers to as secondary operations – E Africa, Cameroons, Mesopotamia, the Baltic, the evacuation of the Serbian Army and the Salonika campaign from January to June 1916. He then covers operations in the Mediterranean between June 1916 and January 1917; describes the activities of enemy raiders, endeavouring to emulate the Emden, such as the Moeve, Leopard, Seeadler and Wolf. The volume concludes with the German introduction of unrestricted submarine warfare and an account of submarine and anti-submarine war in the Mediterranean and in Home Waters during the early part of 1917.
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR. NAVAL OPERATIONS – VOLUME IV
Covers the period from Jutland to February 1917: Home Waters, East Africa, Cameroons, Mesopotamia, the Baltic, Salonika campaign January to June 1916, operations in the Mediterranean between June 1916 and January 1917. German introduction of unrestricted submarine warfare.