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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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Amphibious Operations, Armed Forces, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Operational Art, Professional Military Education, Sea Power, Second World War, Strategy, The Art of Admirality, Ukraine, Uncategorized
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Operation OVERLORD – Three, of many, lessons…

By The Editor,
06 Jun 24

Ed. There are hundreds of lessons we have learned from the Second World War, here are three important ones to reflect upon today as we commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

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Admiralty, Air Power, Amphibious Operations, Armed Forces, Combined Arms, Command & Control, Equipment Capability, Europe, From the Archive, Joint Operations, Leadership, Logistics, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval History, Naval Staff, Operational Planning, Royal Air Force, Sea Power, Second World War, Strategy, The Naval Review, Training, United States Navy
29 minutes, 48 seconds

Combined Operations in Hitler’s War – II

By H E Horan,
06 Jun 24

Ed. The third article from the NR archives in our series on Operation OVERLORD for the 80th Anniversary. The author considered the development of combined operations, logistics and equipment as background on the OVERLORD planning process. Originally published in January 1961 [49/1, p. 18]. A 30 minute read.

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Air Power, Amphibious Operations, Armed Forces, Combined Arms, Dockyards & Ports, Europe, From the Archive, General, Joint Forces, Joint Operations, Leadership, Logistics, Maritime Strategy, Naval Intelligence, Sea Power, Second World War, The Naval Review
17 minutes, 42 seconds

Account for the Success of the Allied Landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944

By Capt S P Lee RM,
30 May 24

Ed. The second article from the NR archives examining the preparations and planning for Operation OVERLORD, republished here for the 80th Anniversary. Originally published in January 2002 [90/1, p. 26]. A 20 minute read.

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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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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
50 minutes, 58 seconds

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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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Naval Tactics, Naval Warfare, Second World War
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Latest Book Review, 29 April 2024

29 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers a book exploring Italy’s use of assault craft during the Second World War, “detailing what might be seen to be the forerunner of the current practice of maritime asymmetric warfare”.

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