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Age of Sail, 19th Century, Admiralty, Amphibious Operations, Baltic, Black Sea, Combined Arms, Command & Control, Crimean War, Dockyards & Ports, Equipment Capability, First World War, Force Structure, Joint Operations, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Operational Art, Strategy, Technology
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The Royal Navy’s Baltic Assignments in the Crimean War (1854-55) and in the Russian Civil War (1918-1920) – Operational and Technological Insights

By Anniki Mikelsaar,
02 Feb 24

Ed. The author examines the importance of cultivating clear strategy and deploying balanced fleets in the Baltic operations of the Crimean War and Russian Civil War. In both cases the Royal Navy was engaged blockading enemy ports and striking at their harbours, frequently without direct orders from London, and with profound consequences for the national consciousness of the region. The parallels for today’s littoral operations in the Baltic and Black Sea are obvious. A 40 minute read.

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19th Century, Battle of the Atlantic, Cold War, Crimean War, Falklands War, First World War, Force Structure, General, Maritime Strategy, NATO, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Seapower, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 8 December

08 Dec 23

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It revisits Eric Grove’s 2005 The Royal Navy Since 1815Whilst the book has been previously reviewed, new perspectives on important books are always welcome.

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19th Century, Admiralty, Anglo-Zulu War, Armed Forces, Combined Arms, Crimean War, Doctrine, Equipment Capability, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Military History, Naval History, Second Boer War, The Naval Brigades
18 minutes, 26 seconds

The Naval Brigades, Part 4: Manning the Drags – The Second Boer War and lessons for the present

By Lt Jim Robson RN,
22 Sep 23

Ed. The conclusion to the author’s four-part series on the RN’s Naval Brigades, examining here their conduct in the Second Boer War, 1899-1902. The author continues his comparative analysis with respect to the Army, which by the beginning of the 20th century had closed the gap with the RN in terms of professionalism and capability. A 20 minute read.

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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

By LT JIM ROBSON RN,
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.

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