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Fighting admirals of the Second World War

Author: David W Wragg
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2009.
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"Seapower was a crucial element in the outcome of the Second World War. The U-Boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys were crucial to keeping Russia in the War; Pearl Harbor brought America into the conflict with massive repercussions; allied naval supremacy made the D-Day landings possible.This book examines in detail the key naval commanders of both sides including five British  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Wragg, David W.
Fighting admirals of the Second World War.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2009
(OCoLC)891471252
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Wragg
ISBN: 9781591142690 1591142695
OCLC Number: 298181463
Description: ix, 198 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The War at sea --
Europe and the North Atlantic --
The War at sea --
The Far East --
The US Navy --
Over cautious or simply unlucky? Admiral Jack 'Frank" Fletcher, USN --
A "Bull" in a china shop: Fleet Admiral William 'Bull" Halsey, USN --
Fighting on two fronts: Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN --
Seeing Pearl Harbor as a blessing: Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN --
Decisive in action and cool in planning: Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, USN --
The Royal Navy --
'ABC': Admiral of the Fleet Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope, RN --
Victor of North Cape: Admiral Sir Bruce Austin Fraser, RN --
Poacher turned gamekeeper: Admiral Sir Max Horton, RN --
'Catnapping at meetings: Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Dudley Pound, RN --
The Admiral who evacuated the British Army from France, and sent it back again: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, RN --
Dash and daring: Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville, RN --
Sinking the Bismarck: Admiral of the Fleet Sir John 'Jack" Cronyn Tovey --
The Royal Netherlands Navy --
Outnumbered, outgunned and outclassed! Rear Admiral Karel Willem Frederick Marie Doorman --
The French Navy --
An Enigma: Admiral Jean Francois Darlan --
The German Navy --
Advocate of unrestricted U-boar warfare: Grand, Admiral Karl Donitz --
Builder of the Kriegsmarine: Grand Admiral Erich Johann Albert Raeder --
The Italian Navy --
The new broom: Admiral Arturo Riccardi --
The Imperial Japanese Navy --
An overcautious Commander : Fleet Admiral Minechi Koga --
Japan's most successful Commander at Sea: Fleet Admiral Nobutake Kondo --
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa --
Commanding defeat: Admiral Soemu Toyoda --
Planning the War, expecting defeat: Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto --
Defining leadership at sea.
Other Titles: Fighting admirals of World War II
Fighting admirals of the 2nd World War
Fighting admirals of WWII
Responsibility: by David Wragg.
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"Seapower was a crucial element in the outcome of the Second World War. The U-Boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys were crucial to keeping Russia in the War; Pearl Harbor brought America into the conflict with massive repercussions; allied naval supremacy made the D-Day landings possible.This book examines in detail the key naval commanders of both sides including five British (Pound, Cunningham, Ramsay, Horton, Somerville) and five US admirals (King, Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey, Fletcher), three German (Raeder, Doenitz, Lutjens) three Japanese (Yamamato, Nagumo, Koga) and two French (Darlan, de la Borde), the latterjustified by the problems faced by Vichy France, including the courageous decision to scuttle the fleet rather than let it fall into German hands in late 1942. In selecting the list, the author has made their decisive role in the war the only criterion."--Publisher's information.

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