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
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
IMAGE: B2812.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yyosyt2c LINKS: 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.