With The Royal Navy In War And Peace, O’er The Dark Blue Sea

This well-written memoir covers the RN from 1908 to the end of WWII. A fascinating insight into life in peace and war with a Royal Navy that did rule the seas. – Most Highly Recommended

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NAME: With The Royal Navy In War And Peace, O'er The Dark Blue Sea
FILE: R2812
AUTHOR: Vice Admiral B B Schofield
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 270
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Empire, WWI, World War I, World War One, The Great War,WWII, 
World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, naval warfare, convoys, cruisers, 
battleships, Atlantic, Far East, Pacific

ISBN: 1-52673-647-0

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DESCRIPTION:   This well-written memoir covers the RN from 1908 to the 
end of WWII. A fascinating insight into life in peace and war with a Royal 
Navy that did rule the seas. -  Most Highly Recommended

Joining the RN in 1908, the author served through both WWI and WWII from Midshipman to Vice 
Admiral. It is both a personal memoir and a clear insight into the most powerful navy in the world as it 
wrestled with the challenges of major international change.

In 1908, the Royal Navy was in a vigorous arms race, introducing a host of new technologies and 
weapons of war. The submarine and aircraft were both in their infancy but short years away from 
becoming the rulers of the seas. The Empire still seemed unchanged and immortal but would be 
fatally damaged by the cost of two major wars..

A navigator and naval interpreter, the author was Naval Attaché in the Hague and Brussels at the 
outbreak of WWII. He then assumed command of the cruiser HMS Galatea, before serving through t
he taut years of the Battle of the Atlantic as Director of Trade Division (Convoys). He then saw action 
against the Japanese in the Far East as Captain of the battleship HMS King George V.

These unique memoirs are a modest account of an outstanding naval career. They are very well-written 
in an engaging style and provide a colourful picture of the Royal Navy in a tumultuous half century. 
The text is supported by a photo-plate section with an interesting selection of images.