On Seas Contested

On Seas Contested : The Seven Great Navies of the Second World War

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An international team of naval historians and scholars has pooled their expertise for this definitive reference on how the great navies of World War II were organised and how they trained, operated, and fought. They provide a point-by-point evaluation on the inner workings of the navies of the United States, the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, and the Soviet Union. Each navy has its own chapter, which covers such key features as weaponry, training, logistics, and doctrine. In bringing together data buried in specialised works in various languages, the authors deliver a fresh, multinational view of the naval war.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.84mm | 544.31g
  • Annopolis, United States
  • English
  • 29 black & white photographs, 7 maps
  • 1591146429
  • 9781591146421
  • 1,071,403

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"This effective collection of essays provides much detailed information on the French, German, British, Italian, Japanese, American, and Soviet navies during World War II. The range of material covered is very impressive." --Naval History "Published by the prestigious Naval Institute Press, this book is the product of an unprecedented collaboration by an international team of naval historians. . . . Excellent book. . . . The book's multinational orientation delivers a fresh view that will be of great value as a reference source. It should be on the shelves of specialists in naval and military history as well as those generally interested in the hows and whys of the major navies in the Second World War."--The Northern Mariner "Numerous stimulating and provocative observations [are] in On Seas Contested, which will be a standard reference for years to come."--The Journal of Military History "A book that breaks new ground; it is an absolute must for anyone with aspirations to be a naval historian, and a good read for those simply interested in the navies of the Second World War." --Warship 2012 "On Seas Contested fills a noticeable void in naval history. . . . The reader will come away with a much better understanding of the inner workings of each of the Seven Great Navies." --Sea History
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About Vincent P. O'Hara

Vincent P. O'Hara is a naval historian and author of works including Struggle for the Middle Sea: Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean 1940-45 (Naval Institute Press: 2009) and In Passage Perilous: Malta and the Convoy Battles of June 1942 (Indiana University Press: 2012).

W. David Dickson is an authority on naval doctrine, communications, and tactics and author of The Battle of the Philippine Sea (Ian Allen: 1975).

Richard Worth is a warship design expert and author of Fleets of World War II (Nimble: 2013), In the Shadow of the Battleship (Nimble: 2008), and Raising the Red Banner (Spellmount: 2008).
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