Fight For The Sea, Naval Adventures From The Second World War

B1897

Traditionally, naval historians have concentrated on covering one relatively narrow area of naval activity, or attempted to cover the Second World War globally in every aspect of war on land, sea and in the air. This new book takes a refreshing new approach and collects a series of stories from around the world’s oceans, dividing the stories into periods of the war.

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NAME: Fight For The Sea, Naval Adventures From The Second World War
CATEGORY: Book Reviews
DATE: 021213
FILE: R1897
AUTHOR: John Frayn Turner
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 245
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, 1939-1945, Naval actions, naval technology, maritime warfare, human story
ISBN: 1-78159-268-3
IMAGE: B1897.jpg
BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/np4svcp
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DESCRIPTION: The Second World War was the first truly global naval conflict. From the Sixteenth Century, naval actions had been fought around the world during a period of warfare between nations, but these were isolated and minor actions for the most part. Fleet warfare was still confined to the European coastal waters, including the Mediterranean. Even during the First World War, this continued to be true, with only limited and isolated actions beyond European and North Atlantic waters.

The formation of the Axis was largely responsible for the expansion of major global warfare. Germany and Italy continued to concentrate on European waters and the sea lanes between Europe and North America, leaving actions in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans to isolated commerce raiders. However, their alliance with Japan ensured that major actions would be fought in the Pacific and the Seas of East Asia.

Traditionally, naval historians have concentrated on covering one relatively narrow area of naval activity, or attempted to cover the Second World War globally in every aspect of war on land, sea and in the air. This new book takes a refreshing new approach and collects a series of stories from around the world’s oceans, dividing the stories into periods of the war.

Naturally, some of the major actions have been covered, but also some of the lesser known stories of the war at sea. This is a sailor’s eye view that tells the human story in a series of gripping tales.

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