The Ships, Men and Organisation, 1939-1945
By (author) Brian Lavery
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Churchill's Navy by Brian Lavery
Book Description'breaks new ground in its comprehensive approach to the subject...and should be in the library of everyone interested in the Royal Navy of World War 2" Navy News "This really is a tour de force of life in the wartime Navy. Fascinating and informative, it is also a delight to read" Warship World In this remarkable book, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge with initiative and determination. Divided into twelve sections, the book delves into the structure of naval power from the Board of Admiralty and shore commands to officers and crews, their recruitment and training, daily life and discipline. The roles of the Reserves, Merchant Navy, Royal Marines and Wrens within this structure are also explained. Developments in ship design and technology, as well as advances in intelligence, sensors and armament are all discussed and set in context. The different divisions are dealt with one by one, including the Submarine Service, Fleet Air Arm, Coastal Forces, and Combined Operations. The text is complemented by over 300 illustrations and the personal accounts of those who served.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844860814
(295mm x 248mm x 45mm)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Brian Lavery
Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. A Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and a renowned expert on the sailing navy and the Royal Navy, in 2007 he won the prestigious Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award. His naval writing was further honoured in 2008 with the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal. His recent titles include Ship (2006), Royal Tars (2010), Conquest of the Ocean (2013), In Which They Served (2008), Churchill's Navy (2006), and the Sunday Times bestseller Empire of the Seas (2010).
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