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The Royal Navy : an illustrated history

Author: Anthony John Watts
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1994.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watts, Anthony John.
Royal Navy.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)988570812
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony John Watts
ISBN: 1557507309 9781557507303
OCLC Number: 32359284
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Royal Navy and Pax Britannica --
From sail to steam --
The gunnery revolution and the ironclad Navy --
Gunboat diplomacy and conditions of service --
The revolution in gunnery --
The iron race --
The ironclads develop --
The steel Navy --
The Victorian Navy at peace --
New weapons, reorganization and technological advances --
The Naval Defence Act --
The pre-dreadnought Navy --
The dreadnought era --
The road to war --
The outbreak of war --
Coronel and the Falklands --
The east coast raids --
The submarine campaign begins --
The Dardanelles --
Jutland --
defeat or victory? --
The submarine campaign --
Changes in the high command --
Peace, and the run-down of the Royal Navy --
Pay, conditions of service and the ten-year rule --
Disarmament conferences and naval reductions --
The Naval air battle --
Rearming for war --
The Second World War : opening moves --
The battle for the Mediterranean --
The battle of the Atlantic --
Arctic operations --
Operations in home waters --
Pacific operations --
The Cold War era --
The high-tech Navy of the nuclear age --
War in the South Atlantic and 'the way forward.'
Responsibility: Anthony J. Watts.
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