History: Military & Naval History

  • The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson: Vol. V book cover

    The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson

    Vol. V, 1st Edition

    By M. Oppenheim

    Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. A number of ‘projects’ or plans for campaigns against possible enemies, with papers on trade, fisheries, exploration and other…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Papers relating to the Loss of Minorca in 1756 book cover

    Papers relating to the Loss of Minorca in 1756

    1st Edition

    By Captain H. W. Richmond

    A collection formed by the Admiralty in its own defence after Byng had allowed the island to fall, but before he was tried. It contains most of the official papers of importance, but the selection naturally supports the official line.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Private Papers of George, Second Earl Spencer: 1794-1801, Vol. IV book cover

    Private Papers of George, Second Earl Spencer

    1794-1801, Vol. IV, 1st Edition

    By H.W. Richmond

    Spencer was First Lord of the Admiralty 1794-1801, virtually throughout the wars against Revolutionary France, and his correspondence with officers and politicians is of central importance to the naval history of the times. These volumes continue Spencer’s correspondence up to 1801 when he left…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War: 1652-1654, Vol. III book cover

    Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War

    1652-1654, Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Rawson Gardiner, C.T. Atkinson

    This remarkable compilation includes both official and private correspondence and papers from a wide variety of sources both English and Dutch (the latter translated), giving an extremely detailed and complete view of all aspects of the war. The first volume extends to August 1652. The translations…

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    Routledge

  • The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U–Boat Situations and Trends, 1941–1945 book cover

    The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence

    U–Boat Situations and Trends, 1941–1945, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Syrett

    This book contains the U-boats situations and trends written by the staff of the Admiralty’s Operational Intelligence Centre during the Second World War. Based largely on communications intelligence, the U-boat situations and trends were designed to inform a small number of senior officers and high…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge
    100 Cases

  • Shipboard Life and Organisation, 1731-1815 book cover

    Shipboard Life and Organisation, 1731-1815

    1st Edition

    Edited by B. Lavery

    The idea behind this volume, according to its editor Brian Lavery, was to give a rounded picture of life at sea during the age of sail. It concentrates on the daily routine of shipboard life rather than more dramatic events such as battles and mutiny. It supplements other volumes produced by the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • The Collective Naval Defence of Empire, 1900–1940 book cover

    The Collective Naval Defence of Empire, 1900–1940

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Tracy

    This collection of high policy documents charts Britain’s difficulties in defending the Empire in a time of ’imperial overstretch’. The 20th century saw the rise of several great maritime and military powers and the relative decline of British strength, which created major defence problems for the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • The Hawke Papers: A Selection 1743–1771 book cover

    The Hawke Papers

    A Selection 1743–1771, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruddock F. Mackay

    Edward Hawke (1705-1781) had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Navy, serving for over half a century and finally becoming First Lord of the Admiralty. This book is a selection of his papers chosen from between 1743 and 1771, providing information on every significant stage in Hawke's…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • The Royal Navy in River Plate 1806–1807 book cover

    The Royal Navy in River Plate 1806–1807

    1st Edition

    Edited by John D. Grainger

    This book presents a collection of contemporary documents throwing light on the campaigns by the Royal Navy, in association with the army, on cities of the Spanish Empire in South America, beginning with the (unauthorised) assault on Buenos Aires in 1806, by Sir Home Popham. One of Popham’s aims…

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    Routledge
    Navy Records Society Publications

  • Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War: Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers: Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers book cover

    Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War: Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers

    Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers, 1st Edition

    Edited by R. Latham

    The two pieces of work which make up this volume were compiled by Pepys in the 1660s. The first is Pepys’s own record of how the Navy Board functioned. It records details of meetings with fellow officers such as Sir William Penn and Sir John Mennes, and how work could be hampered at times by the…

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    Routledge

  • The Beatty Papers: Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty: v. 2: 1916-27: Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty book cover

    The Beatty Papers: Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty: v. 2: 1916-27

    Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty, 1st Edition

    By Brian Ranft

    David Beatty joined the Victorian Navy in 1884. His early career therefore occurred at a time of great technological, tactical and strategic challenges to the Royal Navy. In 1910 he was promoted to Rear Admiral, and from 1912 served as Naval Secretary to Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

  • Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1917-19 book cover

    Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1917-19

    1st Edition

    By M. Simpson

    The working relationship between the Royal Navy and the US Navy began in a tentative and stuttering fashion in the dark days of 1917 and prior to the American entry into World War One they were largely unacquainted. Relations between the individual members of the two services in distant waters…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

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