The Royal Navy 1939-45 by Ian SumnerThe Royal Navy 1939-45 by Ian Sumner

The Royal Navy 1939-45

byIan SumnerIllustratorAlix Baker

Paperback | October 25, 2001

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The outbreak of WOrld War II (1939-1945) found the Royal Navy with world-wide responsibilities but, despite its legendary professionalism, out-of-date strategic doctrines. Despite some early clashes between capital ships, advances in submarine warfare and naval aviation would soon come to dominate the war at sea. By mid-1943, however, the Royal Navy dominated the Mediterranean, was winning the campaign against the Atlantic U-boats, and was convoying vast quantities of war material across the Atlantic and to Russia. The 'senior service' made a huge contribution to the D-Day landings, and sent strong units to support the USN in the final campaigns against Japan.
Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but is now a freelance author. His previous work for Osprey includes two Men-at-Arms titles on the French Army 1914-45; he has also written several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, where he now li...
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Title:The Royal Navy 1939-45Format:PaperbackPublished:October 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841761958

ISBN - 13:9781841761954

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Table of Contents

Introduction - organisation and command structure in 1939 · Recruitment and training - personnel categories · Service afloat - organisation of the ship's company · Uniforms - officers, ratings, shore parties, Naval Commandos, Fleet Air Arm · Insignia - ratings' badges · WRNS & QARNNS · Commonwealth and Allied personnel · Miscellaneous organisations.