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The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters

The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters

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出版日期: 2017
作者: Andrew Boyd
頁數:576
開數: 234mm x 156mm
ISBN: 978-981-4722-66-7
出版社:Ridge Books

▍內容簡介:

The British Royal Navy has been sharply criticized for tactical errors in Asia during the years leading to WWII. In particular, the deployment of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, and their catastrophic loss, has been characterized as part of a flawed and ineffective strategy.

In The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters, Andrew Boyd argues that the loss of these warships has overshadowed the Royal Navy's broader success in securing control of the Indian Ocean. This achievement, coming at a time when Russia's fate lay in the balance and before American economic power became a factor, shortened the war and made Allied victory possible.

The book moves authoritatively between grand strategy, intelligence, accounts of specific operations, and technical assessment of ships and weapons. It effectively challenges established views of the Royal Navy’s capabilities and performance, and will change understandings of Britain's role in the early years of the war. Superbly researched and elegantly written, this book adds a hugely important dimension to accounts of the war in the East.

“It’s all the more cheering, therefore, to come across a book that not only challenges received opinion but convincingly refutes it.” - Alan Judd, The Spectator

▍作者簡介:

Andrew Boyd CMG, OBE, DPhil, FRHistS was educated at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth and St John’s College, Oxford. He served as a submariner in the Royal Navy before joining the British Diplomatic Service in 1980. He received his DPhil from the University of Buckingham in 2015 where he remains a senior research fellow - www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/hri/fel.... He is the author of two widely acclaimed books,The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters published by Seaforth in 2017, and British Naval Intelligence through the Twentieth Century, also with Seaforth, in August 2020. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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