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  • "Execute against Japan"by Joel Ira Holwitt

    Texas A&M University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    ? . . . until now how the Navy managed to instantaneously move from the overt legal restrictions of the naval arms treaties that bound submarines to the cruiser rules of the eighteenth century to a declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor has never been explained. Lieutenant Holwitt... more...

  • ‘Sink The French!’by DAvid Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99

    The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the French Fleet, the fourth largest in the world, to turn against their former ally, while in fact their orders were to scuttle in the event of... more...

  • 13 Sharksby John D Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, one Sixth Rate, a gunvessel, four destroyers and a submarine. Collectively they therefore give a good representation of the... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • The 1914 Star to the Royal Navy and Royal Marinesby WH Fevyer; JW Wilson

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 23.99

    The Royal Navy's entitlement to the 1914 Star was almost exclusively restricted to the RN Division though personnel from a few other minor units - including, for example, Sick Berth staff from HMS Pembroke - also qualified. To qualify one had to have served in France/Belgium between 5th August and 22nd November 1914. This splendid work of research... more...

  • 3 Commando Brigadeby Ewen Southby-Tailyour

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.86

    'The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General Staff In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest war zone... more...

  • 39-45 Sous-Mariniersby Alastair Mars; Heinz Schaeffer

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Qui étaient les officiers de la marine au cours de la Seconde guerre mondiale ? L?Anglais Alastair Mars et son « Unbroken » coula plus de 30 000 tonnes de navires ennemis, prit part à des opérations secrètes, survécut à quelques 400 mines sous-marines, sans compter les innombrables attaques d?avions et de bateaux, attaqua seul douze navires de... more...

  • 72 Hoursby Frank Pope

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Royal Navy's dramatic race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine. 5 August 2005. On a secret mission to an underwater military installation 30 miles off the coast of Kamchatka, Russian Navy submersible AS-28 ran into a web of cables and stuck fast. With 600 feet of freezing water above them, there was no escape for the seven crew.... more...

  • Aboard the Farragut Class Destroyers in World War IIby Leo Block

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-World War II years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the few remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and briefly describes the evolution... more...

  • Admiral Byngby Chris Ware

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 23.95

    Born the son of George Byng, a favorite of the king and himself an admiral and member of the admiralty board (and later First Lord of the Admiralty), John Byng seemed destined for a shining career in the Royal Navy. He saw his first fleet action at Cape Passaro, the elder Byng's finest hour, as a Captain's Servant, aged just 14. He qualified... more...