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  • "Execute against Japan"by Joel Ira Holwitt

    Texas A&M University Press 2009; Not Available

    “ . . . 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$ 22.31

    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 George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00

    At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open oceanbut America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed... 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...

  • 73° Northby Dudley Pope

    House of Stratus 2013; US$ 9.99

    A brilliant and authoritative account and analysis of four British Destroyers fighting off the battleship Lutzow, heavy cruiser Admiral Hippe,r and six destroyers, so as to protect a convoy bound for Russia in hostile northern waters. Pope manages to show how power and iron discipline is not always a match for ingenuity, initiative, and courage. more...