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The Royal Navy's home fleet in World War 2, James Levy, (electronic book)

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The Royal Navy's home fleet in World War 2
Title
The Royal Navy's home fleet in World War 2
Statement of responsibility
James Levy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'Levy tells a general story, but he tells it well, with a good deal of interesting observations along the way.' - Geoffrey Till, War in History
  • If Hitler was to be defeated, 'fortress Britain; would have to hold out. Only Britain could act as a launching pad for the Bomber Offensive, cover the dispatch of supplies to the Red Army, and act as a springboard for US troops to assault Nazi-dominated Europe. Key to Britain's survival was the Home Fleet. Yet this vital command has not, until now, enjoyed a history of her own. This book tells how the Home Fleet served as the ultimate guarantor of Britain's sealanes and of her very survival. Despite severe handicaps, the Home Fleet preserved control of the 'narrow seas', ensuring that the US would fully participate in the war against Hitler, that the convoys to Murmansk would get through, and that the Third Reich would be doomed. Despite nagging interference from Churchill and the Admiralty, the Home Fleet accomplished a crucial mission and helped win World War II
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UK-WkNB
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Levy, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in military and strategic history
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
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The Royal Navy's home fleet in World War 2, James Levy, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Royal Navy and the Home Fleet: Men, Material and Strategy; 1919-1939 -- The Home Fleet at the Outset of War -- Cat and Mouse: German Initiatives, British Reactions, October 1939 -- March 1940 -- Norway: A Man-Made Disaster; April -- June 1940 -- Thin Grey Line: The Home Fleet in the Defence of Great Britain, June 1940 -- June 1941 -- The Germans Roll the Dice: April -- June 1941 -- The Hard Road to Murmansk: June 1941 -- May 1945 -- The Path to Victory: May 1943 -- May 1945 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230511569
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 222 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230511569
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The Royal Navy's home fleet in World War 2, James Levy, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-202) and index
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- The Royal Navy and the Home Fleet: Men, Material and Strategy; 1919-1939 -- The Home Fleet at the Outset of War -- Cat and Mouse: German Initiatives, British Reactions, October 1939 -- March 1940 -- Norway: A Man-Made Disaster; April -- June 1940 -- Thin Grey Line: The Home Fleet in the Defence of Great Britain, June 1940 -- June 1941 -- The Germans Roll the Dice: April -- June 1941 -- The Hard Road to Murmansk: June 1941 -- May 1945 -- The Path to Victory: May 1943 -- May 1945 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9780230511569
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 222 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230511569
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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