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First World War, Historiography, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Naval Warfare, People, Professional Military Education, The Naval Review, Uncategorized
26 minutes, 11 seconds

The founding of the Naval Review and its raison d’etre – then and now

30 Mar 23
Ed. A serious investigation into the origins of the Naval Review and the controversial but critical eyes that were concerned enough about early 20th century military norms to go to work on the underlying complacent assumptions. A 30 minute read.
Book Reviews, Naval Aviation, Second World War
0 minutes, 14 seconds

Latest Book Review, 28 March

28 Mar 23

The latest book review has been published. It reviews two books by David Hobbs on the Fleet Air Arm in […]

Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering, Equipment Capability, Mine Countermeasures, Modularity, National Defence, Naval Engineering, Shaping The Future, Uncrewed Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
11 minutes, 3 seconds

Modular Innovation: How NavyPods Could Revolutionize Mine Countermeasures in the Royal Navy

28 Mar 23
Ed. Naval practitioners have previously commented on the mission-focused desirability of warship modularity [NR 111/1, p. 34]. In this article, the author argues in favour of adopting the modular NavyPods technology concept aboard the Royal Navy’s Hunt-class Mine Countermeasure Vessels. A 10 minute read.
General, China, Geopolitics
0 minutes, 45 seconds

The Spring 2023 Britannia Lecture supported by the Naval Review

24 Mar 23

By kind permission of Captain Sarah Oakley, Captain of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the Naval Review is delighted to […]

Book Reviews, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Second World War
0 minutes, 9 seconds

New Book Review Essay, 24 March

24 Mar 23

The latest book review has been published. It is a review essay covering three titles concerned with naval aviation in […]

19th Century, Anglo-Zulu War, Crimean War, Learning From The Past, Military History, Naval History, Operational Art, Technology, The Naval Brigades
18 minutes, 23 seconds

The Naval Brigades, Part 3: Armageddon – The Anglo-Zulu War

22 Mar 23
Ed. In this third instalment of his history of the Royal Navy’s Naval Brigades during the 19th century, the author reflects on the legacy of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, and demonstrates the lessons learned since the Crimean War. A 20 minute read.
General, Geopolitics, Historiography, Learning From The Past, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Operational Art, The Naval Review
5 minutes, 25 seconds

Rear-Admiral J V P Goldrick, AO, CSC, RAN, Obituary part 2

21 Mar 23
Ed. As we research James Goldrick’s 40 plus years of contributions to the Naval Review, every statistic discovered reinforces the great debt of scholarship we owe him in the UK, Australia and the US. We are indebted to Peter Hore, a shorter version of this obituary appeared online in the Daily Telegraph on 21 March 2023.
Age of Sail, American Revolution, Book Reviews, Naval History
0 minutes, 11 seconds

Latest Book Reviews, 21 March

21 Mar 23

The latest book reviews have been published, one on naval fiction set at the turn of the 20th century and […]

Addressing Current Reality, General, Leadership, People, The Naval Review
9 minutes, 55 seconds

Headmark: Time to Think

18 Mar 23
Ed. The author reflects on the eternal question of the NR’s membership demographics, and its future as a platform for cultivating thought and discourse in the Royal Navy. Perhaps ironically, despite the immense technological transformations that have ensued, the fundamentals today seem to reflect the situation at the NR’s foundation, over a century ago. A 10 minute read.

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