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Another Integrated Review is on the Horizon! Have your say….

14 Jun 24

Ed. As another Integrated Review (IR) is highly likely to take place after the General Election and the timetable needs to be speedy – I am keen to enable members to have their say via the Forum now.  A suitably edited extract will be passed on to the Naval Staff.

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Book Reviews, Carrier Strike Group, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 7 June 2024

07 Jun 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Geoffrey Till considers two books from Osprey on the Japanese Combined Fleet in the first six months of the war in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the Battle of Midway,  and its Indian Ocean raid.

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Air Power, Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Joint Operations, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Tactics, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 31 May 2024

31 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a short book examining Japan’s kamikaze campaign during the final year of the Second World War, its effectiveness and the Allied response to it.

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Book Reviews, Geopolitics, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval History
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Latest Book Review, 28 May 2024

28 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book examining the British Empire and Commonwealth’s struggle against Japan in the Second World War, providing both a detailed account of that conflict itself and its place in the wider context of the World War.

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Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Military History
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Latest Book Review, 21 May 2024

21 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring the role of logistics in the conflicts in Vietnam from 1945 through to the fall of Saigon, and South Vietnam, in 1975.

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Book Reviews, China, Geopolitics, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 17 May 2024

17 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers an edited volume, published in 2022, providing a collection of seven essays examining the lead-up to the Second World War in the Pacific, its contemporary relevance and parallels.

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Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 7 May 2024

07 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers the third book in Osprey’s new Fleet series, exploring the role of the British Pacific Fleet in the defeat of Japan in latter part of the Second World War.

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Australia, Book Reviews, China, Cold War, Geopolitics, Geostrategy, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Nuclear Weapons, Political Science, Sea Power, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 3 May 2024

03 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers an important and timely edited volume examining the role of naval power in the Indo-Pacific.

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Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee (1861–1914): The Face of German Colonial Sea Power

By Martin George Holmes,
01 May 24

Ed. This article, drawing on German-language sources, presents a fresh biographical sketch of Maximilian von Spee’s naval career, a man of his time who realistically embodied German sea power, in the Mahanian tradition, until his demise at the Falkland Islands on 8 December 1914. A 20 minute read.

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