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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • The Real Cruel Seaby Richard Woodman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 11.75

    For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain's merchant navy,... more...

  • The Roman Navyby Michael Paul Pitassi

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 30.00

    The Roman Navy was remarkable for its size, reach and longevity. As significant as the Royal Navy was to the British Empire in the nineteenth century, the Roman Navy was crucial to the extraordinary expansion of Imperial power and for its maintenance over a period of more than 800 years. The fabric and organisation of this maritime force is at the... more...

  • Rome Versus Carthageby Christa Steinby

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played a vital role in the First and Second Punic Wars, rarely receives the attention it deserves. And it is the monumental clashes of the Carthaginian... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoysby Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War. This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 and was first issued by the Historical Section of the Admiralty as a confidential study for use within the Royal Navy in 1954. It grew... more...

  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...

  • Turning the Tideby Ed Offley

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 18.99

    A rousing military history of the Battle of the Atlantic, when a high-seas showdown between the Allies and wolf packs of U-boats determined the outcome of the war against Nazi Germany. more...

  • The Twilight Warriorsby Robert Gandt

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    "Military historian and novelist Gandt ( Black Star Rising , 2007, etc.) chronicles the epic Battle of Okinawa. In the spring of 1945, as the Red Army approached Berlin, a ferocious land, sea and air battle raged in the Pacific, a dress rehearsal, many thought, for the upcoming invasion of Japan. The author credits the idea of bypassing the heavily... more...

  • Wahooby Richard O'Kane

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    The USS Wahoo's performance in sinking Japanese ships in the farthest reaches of the empire is legendary. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Warfare on the Mediterranean in the Age of Sailby David S.T. Blackmore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Between the last battle fought entirely under oars in 1571 and the first fought entirely under steam in 1866, naval warfare in the Middle Seas and adjacent Atlantic waters was dominated by the sailing warship. This exploration of that distinct period in military history begins with an overview of the galley warfare that dominated the Mediterranean... more...

  • Wisdom and Warby Dr Harry Dickinson; Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all branches of study bearing upon their profession'. For more than 125 years it taught officers ranging in rank from Sub Lieutenants to Vice Admiral,... more...