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The Face of Naval Battle : The human experience of modern war at sea - John Reeve

The Face of Naval Battle

The human experience of modern war at sea

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Naval history is sometimes criticised for concentrating on the technical side of operations at the expense of the human. The Face of Naval Battle breaks new ground in that for the first time the authors closely examine the individual and group experience of maritime warfare in the twentieth century. What is it that makes naval battle different from combat in the air or on the ground? What is the future of maritime warfare?..Ranging from lively accounts of individual acts of heroism through to critical studies of the problems of command at sea, The Face of Naval Battle highlights the multi-dimensional nature of maritime warfare. Drawing on the latest research from around the world, many hitherto ignored aspects of war at sea are brought to light and placed in the context of the broader human experience of conflict...Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of naval, military and strategic affairs, as well as to the general reader.

Foreword..Notes on contributors..Illustrations, figures and tables..Acronyms and abbreviations..Acknowledgements..Part I SETTING THE SCENE..1 Introduction: an anatomy of the face of naval battle John Reeve..2 Operational command at sea Andrew Gordon..Part II ASPECTS OF THE FACE OF NAVAL BATTLE ..3 Western advisors and Chinese sailors in the 1894-95 Sino-Japanese War Bruce Elleman..4 The commander in crisis: Graf Spee and the German East Asian Cruiser Squadron in 1914 Peter Overlack..5 Sailors and seaborne soldiers in the defence of Australia, 1914-2001 Russell Parkin..6 The treatment of casualties from the Sydney-Emden action Michael Dowsett..7 The aircraft carrier: the experience of its conception, procurement and operation David Hobbs..8 The Second World War, Korea and Vietnam: a personal perspective on naval warfare Guy Griffiths..9 Aboard HMAS Hobart in the Java Sea area in 1942 Gordon Johnson..10 'The Gunner': J.E. Macdonn

ISBN: 9781741150964
ISBN-10: 1741150965
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 2003
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1