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Battle At Sea: From Man-of-War to Submarine

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John Keegan concentrates on four key conflicts - Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. Not only are we taken into the very heart of the fighting, we are also given a panoramic view of navel warfare through the centuries. 'A masterly study' DAILY MAIL 'Rich in unexpected facts and insights. . . Keegan's historical command is dazzling. ' JAN MORRIS INDEP ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 2nd 1993 by Pimlico (first published 1993)
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Another masterpiece from John Keegan with all the insight and analysis one would expect from the Master of this form of history.

It is easy but unrewarding to compare this to his "Face of Battle" which redefined military history and it's writing styles. This is not on the same level as that but, in truth, very few history books can hope to match the sheer left field re-invention of the genre that was Face of Battle. In style, this is very similar- offering a brief overview then dealing with the m
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Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan, OBE, FRSL was a British military historian, lecturer and journalist. He published many works on the nature of combat between the 14th and 21st centuries concerning land, air, maritime and intelligence warfare as well as the psychology of battle.

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