The Royal Navy's Home Fleet in World War 2 - Levy, J.
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This book marks the first comprehensive history of Britain's naval bulwark, the Home Fleet. It illuminates the vital role that fleet played in preserving Britain as a base of operations against Hitler. We see portrayed the hard days of blockade, patrol, and battle that encompassed the Home Fleet's war. And we see how that war was made harder by weaknesses at the Admiralty and by the damaging interference of the Minister of Defence - Winston Churchill.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book marks the first comprehensive history of Britain's naval bulwark, the Home Fleet. It illuminates the vital role that fleet played in preserving Britain as a base of operations against Hitler. We see portrayed the hard days of blockade, patrol, and battle that encompassed the Home Fleet's war. And we see how that war was made harder by weaknesses at the Admiralty and by the damaging interference of the Minister of Defence - Winston Churchill.
  • Produktdetails
  • Studies in Military and Strategic History
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer Palgrave Macmillan
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-1-349-51363-5
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Seitenzahl: 222
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Januar 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 203mm x 127mm
  • ISBN-13: 9781349513635
  • ISBN-10: 1349513636
  • Artikelnr.: 45068256
Autorenporträt
JAMES LEVY earned his PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, and has published articles in The Mariner's Mirror, The Naval War College Review and The Journal of Strategic Studies. He lives on Long Island and teaches History at Hofstra University and SUNY Farmingdale.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction The Royal Navy and the Home Fleet: Men, Material and Strategy; 1919-1939 The Home Fleet at the Outset of War Cat and Mouse: German Initiatives, British Reactions, October 1939 - March 1940 Norway: A Man-Made Disaster; April - June 1940 Thin Grey Line: The Home Fleet in the Defence of Great Britain, June 1940 - June 1941 The Germans Roll the Dice: April - June 1941 The Hard Road to Murmansk: June 1941 - May 1945 The Path to Victory: May 1943 - May 1945 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Rezensionen
'Levy tells a general story, but he tells it well, with a good deal of interesting observations along the way.' - Geoffrey Till, War in History