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Fighting Admirals of World War II (Hardback)

WWII Maritime Naval Warfare WWII Battle of Midway

By David Wragg
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844158607
Published: 19th February 2009
Last Released: 11th February 2009

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Seapower was a crucial element in the outcome of the Second World War. The U-Boat campaign almost brought Britain to her knees; the Arctic convoys were crucial to keeping Russia in the War; Pearl Harbor brought America into the conflict with massive repercussions; allied naval supremacy made the D-Day landings possible.

This book examines in detail the key naval commanders of both sides including five British (Pound, Cunningham, Ramsay, Horton, Somerville) and five US admirals (King, Nimitz, Spruance, Halsey, Fletcher), three German (Raeder, Doenitz, Lutjens) three Japanese (Yamamato, Nagumo, Koga) and two French (Darlan, de la Borde), the latter
justified by the problems faced by Vichy France, including the courageous decision to scuttle the fleet rather than let it fall into German hands in late 1942. In selecting the list, the author has made their decisive role in the war the only criterion.

An in-depth study of the navies of the two sides in the Second World War.

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About David Wragg

David Wragg is a prolific military historian who specialises in naval aviation subjects. He has been published widely in the UK and USA and in four languages.


He has numerous books in print with Pen and Sword and is the author of over thirty maritime, aviation and transport works.

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