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Navies: Organization, distribution, naval situation

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  • Empire, Technology and Seapowerby Howard J. Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period. Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues that... more...

  • From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlanticby Dr Edward Hampshire; Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Exploring British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), this book analyses how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt with six years of defence reviews, retrenchment and strategic re-orientation. This period witnessed a dramatic blow to the service's self image... more...

  • The Grand Scuttleby Dan Van Der Vat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built, was deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet's principal anchorage at Orkney by its own officers and men. This book presents the story of the scuttling of this fleet in Scapa Flow. more...

  • HMS Bellerophonby Colin Pengelly

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The story of HMS Bellerophon is a record of the many and varied duties which the Royal Navy had to carry out in the period 1793 - 1815. It was involved in the first great fleet action of the War and was involved in the last moments of the struggle with the surrender of Napoleon. The 74-gun ship was the standard unit in the line of battle, Bellerophon... more...

  • The HMS Victory Storyby John Christopher

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This is the story of Britain's most illustrious warship, immortalised as Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar. Constructed from the wood of over 6,000 trees, HMS Victory was designed as a 'first rate ship'. The Admirality's designation for its largest ships of the line which packed a formidable punch with over 100 guns arranged... more...

  • If By Seaby George C. Daughan

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    From Boston Harbor to Yorktown; from wars with France and Tripoli to the dramatic Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812, the definitive history of the creation of the American Navy more...

  • Imperial Defence, 1868-1887by Donald MacKenzie Schurman; John Beeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required the creation of a system of defended coaling stations and a greater infrastructure. more...

  • In the Teeth of the Windby Squadron Leader C P O Bartlette DSC

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period of seventy years to the days when Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air Service was flying some of the world's first bombers... more...

  • The Jeune Écoleby Arne Rřksund

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    The jeune école represents a school of maritime strategy dealing with the dilemmas of the weaker power. This book presents a new interpretation of the jeune école based on hitherto unexploited unpublished primary sources. more...

  • Le marin-citoyenby Richard H. Gimblett; Michael L. Hadley

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 39.95

    Ce livre commémoratif, produit ŕ l?occasion du Centenaire de la Marine canadienne 1910?2010. more...