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Roskill, Stephen Wentworth

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Works: 156 works in 579 publications in 4 languages and 6,792 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Naval history  History  Sources  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Publications by Stephen Wentworth Roskill
Publications by Stephen Wentworth Roskill, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Stephen Wentworth Roskill
Churchill and the admirals by S. W Roskill( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Includes material on the period 1911-1939
Hankey : man of secrets by S. W Roskill( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Naval policy between the wars by S. W Roskill( Book )
36 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
First published in 1968 and 1976, the two volumes of this work still constitute the only authoritative study of the broad geo-political, economic and strategic factors behind the inter-war development of the Royal Navy and, to a great extent, that of its principal rival, the United States Navy. Roskill conceived the work as a peacetime equivalent of the official naval histories, filling the gap between the First World War volumes and his own study of the Navy in the Second. As such it is marked by the extensive use of British and American sources, from which Roskill extracted shrewd and balanced conclusions that have stood the test of time. Picking up the story in 1930, this volume covers the rise of the European dictatorships on the one hand, alongside continuing attempts at controlling arms expenditure through diplomacy and treaties. Eventually, Italian, German and indeed Japanese aggression diminished the prospects for peace, to the point where Britain felt forced to rearm. How the Navy used the precious few years leading up to the outbreak of war is a crucial section of the book and forms a fitting conclusion to this important study of the inter-war years
The war at sea, 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
38 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and Russian and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Vol III:1. Del: 413 s. udgivelsesår 1960. 2. Del: 502 s. udgivelsesår 1961
Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty : the last naval hero : an intimate biography by S. W Roskill( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 libraries worldwide
The strategy of sea power : its development and application. Based on the Lees-Knowles lectures delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1961 by S. W Roskill( Book )
33 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and German and held by 469 libraries worldwide
White ensign; the British Navy at war, 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and French and held by 420 libraries worldwide
A merchant fleet in war : Alfred Holt & Co., 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The art of leadership by S. W Roskill( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Documents relating to the Naval Air Service by S. W Roskill( Book )
19 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
The navy at war, 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
19 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Captain Roskill has long been recognised as the leading authority on the Royal Navy's part in the Second World War. His official history for HMSO, the three volume The War at Sea presents a detailed history that is unlikely to be superseded, and this book sets out the broad outline of the policies, successes and failures of the British and Dominion navies in the worldwide struggle. The author writes with the same simplicity and ease whether he is describing the movement of ships in a single action or the relation of a whole campaign to the strategy of total war. The narrative is thrilling and the analysis clear: Roskill describes the major sea battles such as the River Plate and Matapan as well as the characteristic convoy actions of the Battle of the Atlantic, Murmansk and Malta. He covers the contribution made by British technology in the shape of Asdic and Radar but the story is, above all, about the courage and skill of the officers and men who made the victory possible
The secret capture by S. W Roskill( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and German and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"On 9 May 1941 the German U-boat U-110 was attacked in mid-Atlantic and forced to the surface. ... [A] boarding party from the escort HMS Bulldog searched the fatally damaged boat and found secret materials - most significantly an undamaged Enigma machine together with its code books The boarding and consequent discovery were kept from the surviving German crew and the following day the U-boat sank beneath the waves. It was not until 1959 that Stephen Roskill ... felt compelled to put the record straight following exaggerated claims concerning the US Navy capture of an Enigma machine from U-505 ..."--Back cover
H.M.S. Warspite, the story of a famous battleship by S. W Roskill( Book )
20 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Naval policy between the wars by S. W Roskill( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The war at sea, 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
20 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Søgeord: Atlanterhavet; Krigen til søs; Polarhavet; Dragoon
Escort : the battle of the Atlantic by D. A Rayner( Book )
7 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren, Commander i Royal Navy, blev i januar 1943 beordret til tjeneste ved HMS Shikari, beretter om konvoj-sejlads igennen Nordatlanten samt andre steder samt om ubådenes jagt på transportskibene
Hankey, man of secrets by S. W Roskill( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The war at sea, 1939-1945 by S. W Roskill( Book )
14 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Vol III:1. Del: 413 s. udgivelsesår 1960. 2. Del: 502 s. udgivelsesår 1961
The Second World War in the Pacific : plans and reality by Second World War in the Pacific - Plans and Reality (Conference)( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The war at sea by S. W Roskill( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Roskill, S.
Roskill, S. W.
Roskill, S. W., 1903-
Roskill, S. W. 1903-1982
Roskill, S. W. (Stephen Wentworth)
Roskill, S. W. (Stephen Wentworth), 1903-1982
Roskill, Stephen.
Roskill, Stephen 1903-1982
Roskill, Stephen W.
Roskill, Stephen W. 1903-1982
Roskill, Stephen Wentworth
Roskill, Stephen Wentworth 1903-1982
Stephen Roskill British naval historian
Stephen Roskill Brits historicus (1903-1982)
Wentworth Roskill, Stephen 1903-1982
斯蒂芬·羅斯基爾
Languages
English (358)
German (7)
French (4)
Russian (2)
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