This book examines how the human involvement in naval warfare has developed over the 20th Century and how it is likely to evolve over the first part of the 21st Century.
Pt. 1. Setting the scene. Introduction: an anatomy of the face of naval battle / John Reeve -- Operational command at sea / Andrew Gordon -- pt. 2. Aspects of the face of naval battle. Western advisors and Chinese sailors in the 1894-95 Sin-Japanese War / Bruce Elleman -- The commander in crisis: Graf Spee and the German East Asian Cruiser Squadron in 1914 / Peter Overlack -- Sailors and seaborne soldiers in the defense of Australia, 1914-2001 / Russell Parkin -- The treatment of casualties from the Sydney-Emden action / Michael Dowsett -- The aircraft carrier: the experience of its conception, procurement and operation / David Hobbs -- The Second World War, Korea and Vietnam: a personal perspective on naval warfare / Guy Griffiths -- Aboard HMAS Hobart in the Java Sea area in 1942 / Gordon Johnson -- 'The gunner': J.E. Macdonnell and the face of naval battle / Peter Stanley -- US submarines at war: the recollection of motor machinist's mate Thomas R. Parks, USN / David Jones -- The strain of the bridge: the Second World War diaries of Commander A.F.C. Layard, DSO, DSC, RN / Michael Whitby -- The pursuit of realism: British anti-submarine tactics and training to counter the fast submarine, 1944-52 / Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones -- Command at sea in war and peace: an Australian experience during the Gulf War and after / Lee Cordner -- pt. 3. The warrior and his foe. The faceless foe: perceptions of the enemy in modern naval battle / David Stevens -- Stress in war: the warrior's confrontation with the spectre of death / Colin Wastell -- The face of the future naval battle / Peter Jones.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1