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Anti-Submarine Warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, Book Reviews, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Second World War, Submarines
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Latest Book Review, 19 March 2024

19 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a 2021 reissue of Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton’s 1974 book Crisis Convoy, providing an account of convoy HX.231, amidst the wider context of the Battle of the Atlantic.

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Crisis Convoy: The Story of HX 231, A Turning Point in the Battle of the Atlantic

19 Mar 24

222 pages David Collins We are once again indebted to Sapere Books for reissuing another of Peter Gretton’s books of […]

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Battle of the Atlantic, Book Reviews, Convoy Operations, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Submarines
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Latest Book Review, 12 March 2024

12 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a reprint of Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton’s 1964 memoir of his experiences in the Battle of the Atlantic.

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Lost at Sea in Mysterious Circumstances: Vanishings and Undiscovered Shipwrecks

19 Dec 23

208 pages David Collins This is a fun book to read. It is based on 50 odd vignettes of various […]

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Battle of the Atlantic, Book Reviews, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 10 October

10 Oct 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book examining the experiences of the Merchant Navy in the Second World War, with the author being a retired merchant navy master himself.

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Survivors of Enemy Action: Experiences of Merchant Seamen, 1939-1945

10 Oct 23

By Captain BERNARD EDWARDS, MN (Pen and Sword Maritime – £20.00) ISBN 978 1 39904 2208 224 pages David Collins […]

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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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Air Power, Battle of the Atlantic, Book Reviews, Convoy Operations, Doctrine, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Merchant Navy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Second World War, Strategic Bombing, United States Navy
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Latest Book Reviews, 18 August

18 Aug 23

BRE. The latest book reviews are now available. One considers a reprint of a 1946 memoir of convoy and corvette operations in the Battle of the Atlantic. The other looks at the US approach the neutralisation of the Japanese bastion of Truk in the Pacific during the Second World War.

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Book Reviews, Convoy Operations, Merchant Navy, Naval History, Russia, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 4 August

04 Aug 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers the official Staff History of the Arctic Convoys with an added introduction by G H Bennett and foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Simon Lister.

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