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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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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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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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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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Amphibious Operations, Book Reviews, Indo-Pacific, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Second World War, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 5 March 2024

05 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Geoffrey Till considers a book examining the development of fire support  for amphibious operations in the Pacific campaign of the Second World War.

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Book Reviews, Geopolitics, Maritime Strategy, Naval News, Naval Platforms, Naval Warfare, Russia, Sea Power, Submarines, Ukraine, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 1 March 2024

01 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers the 2024 edition of Seaforth’s World Naval Review.

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Admiralty, Air Power, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Battle of the Atlantic, Combined Arms, Communications, Convoy Operations, Europe, Joint Forces, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Logistics, Maritime Strategy, Maritime Trade, Merchant Navy, Morale, Naval Aviation, Naval History, Naval Intelligence, Operational Planning, Russia, Second World War, Submarines, United States Navy
26 minutes, 54 seconds

Scattered to the Arctic Winds: The Tragedy of Convoy PQ17

By SLt James Shelley RN,
20 Feb 24

Ed. The author explores the PQ17 disaster, questioning First Sea Lord Dudley Pound’s decision to scatter the convoy in the face of Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine threats. The principles of mission command should have left the decision to the convoy commanders. A 25 minute read.

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19th Century, Age of Sail, Book Reviews, Military History, Naval History, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 16 February 2024

16 Feb 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers a book on the War of 1812, which ‘provides the ideal introduction to a complex, and much misunderstood conflict’.

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