War at Sea

War at Sea

Author: Nathan Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195110388

Category: History

Page: 614

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From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders) to the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naveal battle of World War II. "A first-rate work and the best history of its kind yet written".--Vice Admiral William P. Mack, U.S.N. (Ret.). 30 photos.

World War Two at Sea

World War Two at Sea

Author: Philip Kaplan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783036387

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 876

The big-gun battleship served as a symbol of the ultimate power of the world's greatest navies beginning late in the nineteenth century and continuing into the Second World War. So historically important was this vessel that the arms race between Britain and Germany to build navies with larger, more powerful battleships was among the key sources of tension between those nations in the lead up to the First World War.??In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War One, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947. ??Included too is the story of the great German battleship Bismarck, which sank the pride of the British fleet, the story of HMS Hood, and that of the USS Missouri on whose deck the final surrender document of the Second World War was signed. ??The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today.

World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844573

Category: History

Page: 751

View: 568

• More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry

World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea

Author: Craig L. Symonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190243678

Category: History

Page: 793

View: 822

Author of Lincoln and His Admirals (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Battle of Midway (Best Book of the Year, Military History Quarterly), and Operation Neptune (winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature), Craig L. Symonds ranks among the country's finest naval historians.World War II at Sea is his crowning achievement, a narrative of the entire war and all of its belligerents, on all of the world's oceans and seas between 1939 and 1945.Here are the major engagements and their interconnections: the U-boat attack on Scapa Flow and the Battle of the Atlantic; the "miracle" evacuation from Dunkirk and the scuttling of the French Navy; the pitched battles for control of Norway fjords and Mussolini's Regia Marina; the rise of the KidoButai and Pearl Harbor; the landings in North Africa and New Guinea, then on Normandy and Iwo Jima. Symonds offers indelible portraits of the great naval leaders - FDR and Churchill (self-proclaimed "Navy men"), Karl Donitz, Francois Darlan, Ernest King, Isoroku Yamamoto, Louis Mountbatten, andWilliam Halsey - while acknowledging the countless seamen and officers of all nationalities whose lives were lost during the greatest naval conflicts ever fought. World War II at Sea is history on a truly epic scale.

World War II: The War at Sea

World War II: The War at Sea

Author: Philip D. Grove

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435891319

Category: History

Page: 97

View: 946

Discusses World War II with attention to naval skill and tactics, from the Washington Naval Treaty in 1921 to the surrender of all German land, sea, and air forces in 1945.

World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844580

Category: History

Page: 925

View: 426

The war at sea was a key aspect of World War II, one that is too-often under-studied. This comprehensive encyclopedia shares current understandings of the struggle to control the seas during that conflict—and it opens our eyes to the reasons sea power continues to be of critical importance today. • More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry

Naval Battles of World War II

Naval Battles of World War II

Author: Geoffrey Bennett

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9780850529890

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 561

Captain Bennett discusses the traumatic effects of the Washington and London Naval Treaties on the fleets of the principal powers between the wars, and their astonishing growth and technical progress between 1939 and 1945. He then deals with the war in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The Battle of the River Plate, the struggle for Narvik, the hunt for the Bismarck, the destruction of the Italian Fleet at Taranto and Matapan are all vividly described and authoritatively analysed.

Clash of Titans

Clash of Titans

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0684839148

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 518

From the Atlantic to the Pacific to the North Sea and the Mediterranean, Walter Boyne weaves together dramatic battle scenes with skillful analyses of strategies and tactics to present a wide-ranging look at all of the naval forces operating in every theater of the Second World War.

World War II Sea War, Vol 8: Guadalcanal Secured

World War II Sea War, Vol 8: Guadalcanal Secured

Author: Donald A Bertke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781937470135

Category: History

Page: 450

View: 485

Volume 8 documents the swing of battle from the Axis to the Allies from December 1942 thru February 1943 as naval actions forced the Japanese to begin their retreat and their efforts to forestall the inevitable. Meanwhile, naval actions slowly strangled the Axis nations in Europe and led them to the road of defeat. Specific events include: * The last naval battles for Guadalcanal. * The IJN's secret evacuation of the Japanese Army from Guadalcanal. * The Russian encirclement and destruction of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad. * The German counterattacks against the much larger Russian Army in the Ukraine. * The Battle of the North Atlantic between Allied convoy escorts and German U-boats. * The Allies' advance to trap German and Italian troops in Tunisia. * Intense actions in the Arctic Ocean as the German surface fleet tried to destroy the Arctic Convoys. * Increased attacks by USN submarines on Japanese shipping.

World War II

World War II

Author: Evan Mawdsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108853385

Category: History

Page:

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This is a revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Beginning with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the war's origins lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and traces its globalisation as it swept through Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The primary focus is on the war's military and strategic history, though also examines the political, economic, ideological and cultural factors which influenced the course of events. The war's consequences are examined too, not only in terms of the defeat of the Axis but also of the break-up of colonial empires and the beginning of the Cold War. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book also includes insightful short studies of the figures, events and battles that shaped the war, as well as fully updated guides to further reading.

World War Two in Europe

World War Two in Europe

Author: David T. Zabecki

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0824070291

Category: History

Page: 1140

View: 937

This two-volume reference presents not only the events between 1939 and 1945, but also the events leading up to the formal start of the war, the underlying causes, and some of the consequences and results. The 1,400 entries are divided into six sections, each arranged alphabetically. Special features include implicit recognition of the Soviet Union's importance as well as the role of women. Volume I discusses social and political issues and events, leaders and individuals, and units and organizations. Volume II covers weapons and equipment; strategy, tactics, and operational techniques; and battles, campaigns, and operation. The indexes are in Volume II. Distributed by Taylor and Francis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191045387

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 313

World War Two was the most devastating conflict in recorded human history. It was both global in extent and total in character. It has understandably left a long and dark shadow across the decades. Yet it is three generations since hostilities formally ended in 1945 and the conflict is now a lived memory for only a few. And this growing distance in time has allowed historians to think differently about how to describe it, how to explain its course, and what subjects to focus on when considering the wartime experience. For instance, as World War Two recedes ever further into the past, even a question as apparently basic as when it began and ended becomes less certain. Was it 1939, when the war in Europe began? Or the summer of 1941, with the beginning of Hitler's war against the Soviet Union? Or did it become truly global only when the Japanese brought the USA into the war at the end of 1941? And what of the long conflict in East Asia, beginning with the Japanese aggression in China in the early 1930s and only ending with the triumph of the Chinese Communists in 1949? In The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two a team of leading historians re-assesses the conflict for a new generation, exploring the course of the war not just in terms of the Allied response but also from the viewpoint of the Axis aggressor states. Under Richard Overy's expert editorial guidance, the contributions take us from the genesis of war, through the action in the major theatres of conflict by land, sea, and air, to assessments of fighting power and military and technical innovation, the economics of total war, the culture and propaganda of war, and the experience of war (and genocide) for both combatants and civilians, concluding with an account of the transition from World War to Cold War in the late 1940s. Together, they provide a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible and fascinating episodes in world history.