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Author Willmott, H. P., author.

Title The last century of sea power / H.P. Willmott
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2009-<c2010>


Description 1 online resource (volumes <1-2>) : illustrations, maps, plans
Contents List of Chapter Appendixes; List of Maps and a Diagram; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Part 1. Naval Races and Wars; One Introduction: Washington, London, and Two Very Separate Wars, 1921-1941; Two Washington and London; Three Ethiopia and Spain; Four Japan and Its "Special Undeclared War"; Part 2. Introduction to the Second World War; Five Navies, Sea Power, and Two or More Wars; Part 3. The Second World War:The European Theater; Six Britain and the Defeat of the U-boat Guerre de Course; Seven With Friends like These
Eight Italy and the War in the MediterraneanTheater of OperationsNine The Lesser Allied Navies and Merchant Marinesin the Second World War; Part 4. The Second World War:The Pacific Theater; Ten The War across the Pacific: Introduction and Conclusion; Eleven The Japanese Situation-and a Japanese Dimension; Twelve The Japanese Situation-and an American Dimension; Thirteen The Japanese Situation-and a Second Japanese Dimension; Fourteen The Japanese Situation-and Another, and Final, Dimension; Part 5. Dealing with Real Enemies; Fifteen Finis: The British Home Fleet, 15 August 1945; Notes
Selected BibliographyGeneral Index; Index of Warships, Submarines, Auxiliaries, and Merchantmen; Index of American Warships; Index of U.S. Lend-Lease Production of Escort Carriers,Frigates, and Sloops that Saw Service in the British Navy
Summary In this second volume of his history of naval power in the 20th century, H.P. Willmott follows the fortunes of the established seafaring nations of Europe along with two upstarts -- the United States and Japan. Emerging from World War I in command of the seas, Great Britain saw its supremacy weakened through neglect and in the face of more committed rivals. Britain's grand Coronation Review of 1937 marked the apotheosis of a sea power slipping into decline. Meanwhile, Britain's rivals and soon-to-be enem
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Naval history, Modern -- 19th century
Naval history, Modern -- 20th century.
Battleships -- History -- 19th century
Battleships -- History -- 20th century
15.50 general world history; history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: general.
HISTORY -- Military -- Naval.
Naval history, Modern
War at sea.
History & Archaeology.
History - General.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253004093