Globalisation is not a new phenomenon. From the time of the Roman Empire, east and west have been connected by a web of trade routes known as the Silk Road.Stretching across the centre of Eurasia, from the Black Sea to the Himalayas, the Silk Road was the major artery of world trade, along which flowed silks and spices, gold and jade, teachings and technologies.
The War at Sea, 1939-1945, Volume I: The Defensive, S. W. Roskill. This first volume in the British official history of the war at sea covers the period from the outbreak of the war through to the first British disasters in the Pacific in December 1941. Amongst other topics it covers the Norwegian campaign, the evacuation from Dunkirk and the first two years of the Battle of the Atlantic.