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British Naval Aviation during the Interwar Era, 1919-1939

British Naval Aviation during the Interwar Era, 1919-1939

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones
March 31, 2021

This is a reproduction of the Naval Staff History which was originally issued confidentially within the Admiralty for use within the Royal Navy. Containing classified material never previously published and including a new foreword by the First Sea Lord, this is the only book to provide a detailed ...

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Vol.II: November 1940-December 1941

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean: Vol.II: November 1940-December 1941

1st Edition

By David Brown
January 21, 2016

This work covers a difficult period of the war for the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet. It covers the destruction of the Italian Fleet at Taranto by naval aircraft from the carrier Illustrious, and the entry of the German Luftwaffe into the theatre with their attack on Illustrious in 1941....

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II Volume I: From Graf Spee to Bismarck, 1939-1941

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: Volume I: From Graf Spee to Bismarck, 1939-1941

1st Edition

By Eric Grove
April 07, 2015

This is a comnpendium volume of three Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book ...

Naval Operations of the Campaign in Norway, April-June 1940

Naval Operations of the Campaign in Norway, April-June 1940

1st Edition

By David Brown
August 15, 2014

This is the official Naval Staff history of the Norway campaign, originally published internally in 1951. It covers the period from early April 1940 to the completion of operations in June. The operation involved most of the Royal Navy's ships in the Home theatre at the time....

The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys A Naval Staff History

The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoys: A Naval Staff History

1st Edition

Edited By Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones
August 15, 2014

Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War. This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 and was first issued by the Historical Section of the Admiralty as a confidential ...

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys A Naval Staff History

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys: A Naval Staff History

1st Edition

Edited By Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones
February 18, 2014

This book contains the Naval Staff History originally issued by the Admiralty in 1957 as a confidential book for use within the Royal Navy. It has since been declassified and is published here for the first time, along with an extended preface. This volume describes the dangerous convoy operations...

The Evacuation from Dunkirk 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940

The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940

1st Edition

By W.J.R. Gardner
June 29, 2000

This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations' vessels carried more than 30,000....

The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrol

The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrol

1st Edition

Edited By Ninian Stewart
June 01, 2002

This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British Mandate from the United Nations. The Palestine Patrol, as it became known, ...

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Vol.I: September 1939 - October 1940

The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean: Vol.I: September 1939 - October 1940

1st Edition

By David Brown
February 27, 2002

This volume deals with the first 15 months of the Mediterranean Campaign including the preparations for war, the effect of the entry of Italy into the war in June, 1940, the tragic actions against the French Fleet, and the achievement of British command of the sea, which was the defining factor for...

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II Volume II: From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944

German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: Volume II: From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944

1st Edition

By Eric Grove
April 30, 2002

This volume is a compendium of four Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book ...

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