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Book Reviews, First World War, Naval History, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 6 February 2024

06 Feb 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a reprint of Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton’s 1968 study of Sir Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy.

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Former Naval Person: Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy

06 Feb 24

(originally published by Cassell, 1968) 415 pages   David Collins   One wonders whether the apparent thirst for books, articles, […]

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Age of Sail, Book Reviews, Naval History, People, Slave Trade
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Latest Book Review, 12 January 2024

12 Jan 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring and responding to claims that Nelson was linked to the slave trade.

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Nelson and the Slave Trade

12 Jan 24

170 pages David Childs My great naval hero is Francis Drake who, in partnership with his kinsman, John Hawkins, was […]

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Age of Sail, Book Reviews, Naval History
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Latest Book Review, 15 September

15 Sep 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring the career of George Anson.

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Anson: Royal Navy Commander and Statesman, 1697-1762

15 Sep 23

By ANTHONY BRUCE (Helion – £29.95) ISBN 9781804511923 240 pages David Childs Between 1740 and June 1744, Commodore George Anson, […]

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Book Reviews, General, Merchant Navy, Naval History, People, Second World War
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Latest Book Reviews, 5 September

05 Sep 23

BRE. The latest book reviews are now available. The two reviews both consider books by Robin Knight, one on Mike Cumberlege and his exploits in the Second World War, the other looks at those who were pupils at Pangbourne before joining the armed forces, particularly the Royal Navy.

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The Extraordinary Life of Mike Cumberlege SOE

05 Sep 23

By ROBIN KNIGHT (Fonthill – £25) ISBN 978 1 78155 732 7 208 pages Lt Cdr Mike Cumberlege DSO & […]

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Book Reviews, General, Naval History, Naval Warfare, People
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Latest Book Reviews, 11 July

11 Jul 23

BRE. The latest book reviews are now available. One is an autobiography reflecting on life in the Royal Navy, the other looks at naval Special Forces, specifically combat divers.

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