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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, Amphibious Operations, Combined Arms, From the Archive, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval Gunfire Support, Naval History, Operational Art, Operational Planning, Seapower
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Some D-Day Reading

24 May 24

As the 80th anniversary of D-Day approaches, and following on from Normandy, The Sailors’ Story, the review of which was published […]

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Admiralty, Air Power, Amphibious Operations, Battle of the Atlantic, Combined Arms, Command & Control, Communications, Europe, From the Archive, General, Joint Operations, Leadership, Logistics, Maritime Strategy, Merchant Navy, Naval Gunfire Support, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Operational Art, Operational Planning, Sea Power, Second World War, The Naval Review
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‘The Greatest Amphibious Operation in History’ (and a great naval bombardment)

By Cdr Michael Chichester RN,
24 May 24

Ed. From our archives for the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, the Naval Review presents the first of a series of articles on Operation OVERLORD. This article, a retrospective on the preparations and naval bombardment from the perspective of Force E flagship HMS Belfast, was originally published in 1994 [82/2, p. 102], for the 50th Anniversary. A 15 minute read.

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40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, Air Power, Armed Forces, Fleet Air Arm, General, Letters, Naval History, People, Service Culture, Tactics
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Letter to the Editor: Sharkey Ward

By Lt Cdr Lester May RN (rtd),
21 May 24

Ed. Our correspondent celebrates Nigel David ‘Sharkey’ MacCartan-Ward, who knew the implications of combat in the modern environment.

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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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Amphibious Operations, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 14 May 2024

14 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers Nick Hewitt’s account of the naval contribution to the Normandy campaign.

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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 10 May 2024

10 May 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers G H Bennett’s book on coastal warfare, in particular off the east coast of the UK during the Second World War, and interestingly, from a German perspective.

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Admiralty, Air Power, Armed Forces, Blockade, Civil-Military Relations, Combined Arms, Command & Control, Convoy Operations, Diplomacy, Dockyards & Ports, Doctrine, Education, Engineering, Europe, First World War, General, Historiography, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval Engineering, Naval History, Naval Intelligence, Naval Platforms, Naval Staff, Naval Warfare, Operational Research, People, Professional Military Education, Royal Australian Navy, Sea Power, Second World War, Service Culture, Strategy, Tactics, Technology, The Naval Review, Trade Interdiction and Protection, Training, United States Navy
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The Founders of The Naval Review

By Master Ned,
08 May 24

Ed. RAdm James Goldrick RAN provided the first chapter to the NR’s centenary publication, Dreadnought to Daring (2012), in which he conducted a prosopographical study of the Naval Review’s founders. A 50 minute read.

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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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