Beginning with the great "Dreadnought race" before the First World War, which set the theme for the conflict with Germany that dominated most of the 20th century, the book follows the sea conflicts of the Great War, through Britain's "finest hour" in the Battle of the Atlantic to the cuts of the post-war era, then the final heroic but anachronistic flourish of the Falklands, and to the present day.
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"On 24th May 1943, admiral Donitz ordered his U-boats to withdraw from the north Atlantic. The Royal Navy had won the most important victory in all the centuries of its existence...It was overwhelmingly a British, and specifically a Royal navy, triumph. The war for Europe still had two hard years to run before the final and total victory; but by May 1943 the Navy had already made the most important strategic contribution to the defeat of an expansionist Germany - for the second time in twenty-five years. It was the finest hour of British seapower in a uniquely turbulent century" (from Standard of Power)Book Description:
A magisterial and compelling survey of the Royal Navy in the twentieth century by a widely praised modern historian.
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091801214
Book Description Hutchinson, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. All books sent from a real bookshop in Cornwall, UK. Please contact us if you need any help. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000113248