Third volume of four from the Channel 4 series. The Treaty of Versailles which concluded WWI saw Germany's navy scuttled, but an arms race ensued between Britain, Japan and the United States. Bigger battleships than ever before were planned, but the Washington Conference called for limitations on size and capacity. Japan, however, continued to build in secret, and before long Germany's Adolf Hitler was building 'pocket battleships' as part of his own re-armament programme. The continuing deterioration of the political situation in Europe meant that the battleship would be certain to play a major role in any future conflict.