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Churchill's Navy: The Ships, Men and…

Churchill's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation, 1939-1945

by Brian Lavery

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This book was not quite what I was expecting. Where Lavery really shines is in talking about personnel issues, and the character of the various "private" navies within the Royal Navy. What there wasn't is a great deal of order of battle information; I had been hoping for more on squadron and flotilla dispositions and how they evolved over the course of the war. I also wasn't that impressed with the actual layout of the book, which reminded me of one of those budget over-sized books you find at the front of a Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. If an edition comes out in that format it's probably worth your money, otherwise it strikes me as being interlibrary loan fodder. ( )
  Shrike58 | Aug 18, 2010 |
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"In this book, Brian Lavery examines every aspect of the Royal Navy, both ashore and at sea, during the Second World War, and casts a lucid eye over the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was put under acute strain during the period, yet rose to the challenge with initiative and determination."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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