An annual treat for naval professionals and enthusiasts, for those readers who have yet to read this treat, don’t miss this 2020 edition. The large format, beautifully produced and presented book covers provides a naval power study for 2020. – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Seaforth World Naval Review 2020 FILE: R3128 AUTHOR: Edited by Conrad Waters PUBLISHER: Seaforth Publishing, Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £35.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Aircraft carriers, Littoral Combat Vessels, Corvettes, Frigates, submarines, significant navies, technology, weapons, performance, status, significant vessels, off shore patrol, task force, naval aviation, helicopter carriers, littoral strike vessels, support vessels, fleet train
PAGES: 192 IMAGE: B3128.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/v8nmarl DESCRIPTION: An annual treat for naval professionals and enthusiasts, for those readers who have yet to read this treat, don't miss this 2020 edition. The large format, beautifully produced and presented book covers provides a naval power study for 2020. – Most Highly Recommended. Contributions from leading writers on naval matters, edited ably by Conrad Waters. The number of annuals addressing naval matters has shrunk over the years but, happily, this excellent annual continues to thrive and grow its readership. The successful established format has been followed once again, breaking into national sections. There are first class photographs, including a number of full colour. The Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth Class super carriers feature again as their air groups achieve Operational Capability with the Merlin helicopter and F35 STOVL fighter. Littoral Combat Vessels continue to produce news and the Significant Warship section this year features the USN Virginia Class nuclear submarines. All the important news of 2019 into 2020. Some of the forecast developments may be delayed because this annual was produced before the full impact of the Chinese Wuhan 19 pathogen is known. As the global pandemic is brought under control and national economies start to recover, there is likely to be a major resetting of the way the rest of the world treats China and this will have several major impacts on naval developments and operations. Economists are forecasting a major depression to match the Great Depression that preceded an arms race and World War Two. That is still conjecture and the recession due to widespread lock-downs of economies may not be as deep, or as prolonged, as forecast. It will however produce some major resetting of the way that the World treats China, with also a possible fragmentation of the European Union and the establishment of a new free trade area based around North America and the Commonwealth. What currently looks like a disaster may turn out to be a great opportunity to reset the free world and provide a new naval era.