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Indo-Pacific, Book Reviews, Command & Control, Leadership, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 12 April 2024

12 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers two books examining Admiral Nimitz’ performance as commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet in the Second World War.

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Admiralty, Battle of the Atlantic, Civil-Military Relations, Convoy Operations, Diplomacy, General, Joint Forces, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval History, Naval Intelligence, Naval Platforms, People, Royal Air Force, Sea Power, Second World War, Service Culture, Submarines, Uncategorized
10 minutes, 9 seconds

The Wartime Friendship Between Prime Minister Churchill and Capt J C Leach MVO DSO RN

By Matthew Wills,
08 Apr 24

Ed. Matthew Wills paints a vivid picture of Churchill’s crossing to Newfoundland for the famous August 1941 Atlantic Conference meeting with Roosevelt. The firm hand of Captain John C Leach of HMS Prince of Wales ensured a smooth crossing for this high diplomatic mission. A 10 minute read.

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Admiralty, Air Power, Combined Arms, General, Historiography, Joint Forces, Leadership, Letters, Military History, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, People, Risk Management, Second World War, Service Culture, Tactics, The Naval Review
8 minutes, 53 seconds

Letter to the Editor: The Fate of Force Z

By Bruce Pascoe,
05 Apr 24

Ed. Bruce Pascoe responds to Arthur Nicholson, with specific regard to the enigma of Phillips’ decision-making and failure to radio for air support during the Malay oki kaisen.

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Air Power, Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 5 April 2024

05 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers two books from Osprey, providing accounts of the Japanese A6M2/3 Zero and US Navy F6F Hellcat in the South Pacific and Philippines in the Second World War respectively.

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Air Power, Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 2 April 2024

02 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers David F. Winkler’s America’s First Aircraft Carrier, examining the history of the USS Langley: “a history book for contemporary revolutionaries, engaged with new technologies, and new ideas. How does the future break through into the fleet?”

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Admiralty, Air Defence, Air Power, Combined Arms, Communications, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Leadership, Letters, Military History, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, Sea Power, Second World War, Tactics, Technology, The Naval Review
8 minutes, 30 seconds

Letter to the Editor: A Reply to ‘Admiral Tom Phillips and the final command of Force Z’

By Arthur Nicholson,
01 Apr 24

Ed. Our correspondent, an expert on the fate of Force Z, responds to Bruce Pascoe’s analysis of Admiral Tom Phillips’ decision-making during the Malay oki kaisen.

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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 26 March 2024

26 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers Brian Lavery’s recent book examining the Royal and US Navies in the Second World War.

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Age of Sail, Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 22 March 2024

22 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers a book originally published in 1691, edited and contextualised by Professors John Hattendorf and Geoffrey Till.

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Air Power, Armed Forces, Combined Arms, Command & Control, Equipment Capability, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Military History, Naval Gunfire Support, Naval History, Operational Planning, Royal Canadian Navy, Sea Power, Second World War, Tactics, United States Navy
6 minutes, 38 seconds

Why did the Anglo-Canadian landings on the Normandy coast on 6 June 1944 proceed in a more straightforward manner than the US operation against Omaha beach?

By OC Kellan Reed,
20 Mar 24

Ed. The author considers explanations for the disparity in casualty figures between the Allied landing zones during Operation NEPTUNE. A combination of command over-confidence, improper use of specialized equipment, and ineffective fire support are all evident. A 5 minute read.

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