Название: The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters: Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942 Автор: Andrew Boyd Издательство: Naval Institute Press ISBN: 1473892481 Год: 2017 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 496 Для сайта:gayrussia.ru Размер: 4,6 МБ Язык: Английский
This new work tells the compelling story of how the Royal Navy secured the strategic space from Egypt in the west to Australasia in the East through the first half of the Second World War; it explains why this contribution, made while Russia's fate remained in the balance and before American economic power took effect, was so critical. Without it the war would certainly have lasted longer and decisive victory might have proved impossible. After the protection of the Atlantic lifeline, this was surely the Royal Navy's finest achievement, the linchpin of victory. The book moves authoritatively between grand strategy, intelligence, accounts of specific operations, and technical assessment of ships and weapons. It challenges established perceptions of Royal Navy capability and will change the way we think about Britains role and contribution in the first half of the war. The Navy of 1939 was stronger than usually suggested and British intelligence did not fail against Japan.