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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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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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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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Book Reviews, Geopolitics, Geostrategy, Maritime Strategy, Sea Power, Seapower, Strategy
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Latest Book Review, 16 April 2024

16 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers an edited volume exploring the development of Western maritime strategy in the 21st century.

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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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19th Century, Admiralty, Age of Sail, Armed Forces, Civil-Military Relations, Cold War, Combined Arms, Communications, Doctrine, Education, Geostrategy, Joint Forces, Language, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, Military History, Ministry of Defence, National Defence, Naval History, Naval Warfare, Operational Art, People, Professional Military Education, Seapower, Service Culture, Strategy, The Art of Admirality, The Naval Review, Uncategorized
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Seablindness and the Royal Navy after 1964

By Dr James W E Smith,
05 Mar 24

Ed. With his trademark dissection of the conventional wisdom, the author argues that the concept of ‘seablindness’ is merely window dressing for the fundamental misunderstanding of the principles of British national strategy that has manifested over the last 60 years. A 20 minute read.

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Armed Forces, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Budgets and Finance, Civil-Military Relations, Defence Industry, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Dockyards & Ports, Doctrine, Europe, Force Structure, Geostrategy, Industry, Leadership, Letters, Maritime Strategy, Ministry of Defence, Morale, National Defence, Naval Platforms, People, Procurement, Risk Management, Seapower, Service Culture, Strategy, Technology
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Letter to the Editor: Skin in the game

By Roger Plumtree,
22 Feb 24

Ed. The author gives his state of play on the current socioeconomic conditions impacting British seapower, and proposes a possible RN force structure financially tailored for a ‘regional’ rather than a ‘global’ Britain.

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