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.
Ed. In July 1997 (NR 85/3, p. 202) Lt G D Franklin reviewed the experience of the British Pacific Fleet (BPF) in the war against Japan, observing that, although the valuable combat lessons paid dividends in Korea, by the time of the Falklands conflict they had seemingly been forgotten. Republished here for the 78th anniversary of VJ Day. A 25 minute read.
Ed. The Naval Review‘s Briefing Room is being expanded to include expert summaries on UK Defence institutions and formations. Currently on file are summaries of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and, reproduced here, the United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group (UKCSG).
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the use of Japanese long-range flying boats and US land-based long-range maritime patrol aircraft, in particular the rare direct encounters those aircraft had, over the Pacific in the Second World War.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the new edition of Warship published by Osprey, covering a diverse range of naval topics.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the history of British aircraft carriers from 1945 to 2010, covering the evolution of the ships and aircraft, and the carriers in action, including in the Falklands.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It looks at the US Navy’s Essex-class aircraft carriers, which in addition to providing sterling service in the Second World War, continued to serve through the Cold War.
BRE. The latest book review is now available. It covers a book looking at the career of the Vought F4U Corsair, in particular from the perspective of the men who flew the aircraft in action in the Second World War and Korean War.
Ed. David Waters concluded his 1995-1996 series of reflections on the Battle of the Atlantic [84/2 & 84/3] by returning to the question of convoy ‘laws’ and his concern that ideological assumptions and abstract thought concerning future operations would once again take precedence over the scientific conclusions he had reached forty years before. A 25 minute read.