There are some books that people will keep going back to for advanced reference, for a starting point or simply for leisure. The Battle Of The Atlantic has, and presumably will, stand the test of time in that treasured spot. Thankfully then, Pen & Sword have decided to republish Donald Macintyre’s classic effort, making it available fora new generation of enthusiasts thirty-three years after the author’s passing.

War History Online

As seen in The Herald Magazine.

The Herald Magazine

The objective of this interesting. unusual and useful volume is to reproduce despatches as they first appeared some seventy years ago to today's general public. The book's fine photographic content complements and expands the range of material covered with five photographs and their associated captions devoted to the sinking of BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI on 19 July 1940 and three photographs showing the demise of the destroyer ARTIGLIERE at the hands of the cruiser YORK on 12 October 1940. This is an interesting and useful volume which will save me several trips to the national archives in Kew and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all those interested in the naval war in the Mediterranean as seen through the eyes of those in command at the time.

Marine News

A fitting tribute to ship and crew.


This is a rewarding read and goes some way to recognising the immense contribution made by British naval aviators to modern aerial warfare, demonstrating how to employ aerial weapons systems tactically and strategically.