On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies Of The Second World War
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On Seas Contested: The Seven Great Navies Of The Second World War

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A team of naval historians have pooled their expertise for this definitive single-volume reference on how the major navies of World War II were organized and how they trained, operated, and fought. They provide a point-by-point evaluation on the inner workings of the navies of the United States, the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, a...more
Hardcover, 333 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by US Naval Institute Press
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Steven Peterson
The book declares its scope of effort regarding World War II at the outset (Page xiii): "Seven great navies dominated the war: the German Kriegsmarine, the Italian Regia Marina and the Japanese Teikoku Kaigun squared off against the United State Navy, Great Britain's Royal Navy, and the Soviet Voennomorski Flot. Occupying a unique position was France's Marina Nationale--first an allied force, then an independent one, and finally Allied once again."

Each chapter covers one of the navies above ment...more
For any non-history buff, this volume would be dry reading. It was, however, a terrific compendium of information about the seven major navies of the Second World War. Each chapter is set out in the same format. They outline the development, equipment and related details on each navy and give a brief overview of their experiences during the war. Its a good resource for anyone interested in naval developments before and during the war.
An interesting book for those of us interested in the detail from WW II. A very narrow focus with a lot of information but not for everyone
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