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The Resource Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell

Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell

Label
Churchill and sea power
Title
Churchill and sea power
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M. Bell
Title variation
Churchill & sea power
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first major study of Winston Churchill's record as a naval strategist and his impact as the most prominent guardian of Britain's sea power in the modern era. The book debunks many popular and well-entrenched myths surrounding controversial episodes in both World Wars, including the Dardanelles disaster, the Norwegian Campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the devastating loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse in 1941. It shows that many common criticisms of Churchill have been exaggerated, but also that some of his mistakes have been largely overlooked. The book also examines Churchill's evolution as a maritime strategist over the course of his career, and documents his critical part in managing Britain's naval decline during the first half of the twentieth century. Churchill's genuine affection for the Royal Navy has often distracted attention from the fact that his views on sea power were pragmatic and unsentimental. For, as Christopher M. Bell shows, in a period dominated by declining resources, global threats, and rapid technologicalchange, it was increasingly air rather than sea power that Churchill looked to as the foundation of Britain's security
Cataloging source
NLE
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Bell, Christopher M
Dewey number
359.0309410904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
VA454
LC item number
.B4427 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
  • Sea-power
  • Naval strategy
  • Great Britain
Label
Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-416) and index
Contents
Introduction: sea power in the age of Churchill -- Apprenticeship, 1900-14 -- Learning curve: The First World War -- Adjusting to the post-war world, 1919-24 -- The treasury years: the ten-year-rule, Japanese 'Bogey,' and 'Yankee Menace' -- Disarmament, rearmament, and the path to war: the 1930s -- First Lord of the Admiralty, 1939-40: The Phoney War and the Norwegian Campaign -- The war against Germany and Italy, 1940-1 -- 'Courting disaster' : the deterrence of Japan and the dispatch of Force Z -- The Battle of the Atlantic, the imports crisis, and the closing of the 'Air Gap' -- The defeat of the Axis Powers -- Churchill's last naval battle -- Epilogue: the verdict of history
Control code
ocn816558624
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 429 p.
Isbn
9780199693573
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012454644
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)816558624
Label
Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-416) and index
Contents
Introduction: sea power in the age of Churchill -- Apprenticeship, 1900-14 -- Learning curve: The First World War -- Adjusting to the post-war world, 1919-24 -- The treasury years: the ten-year-rule, Japanese 'Bogey,' and 'Yankee Menace' -- Disarmament, rearmament, and the path to war: the 1930s -- First Lord of the Admiralty, 1939-40: The Phoney War and the Norwegian Campaign -- The war against Germany and Italy, 1940-1 -- 'Courting disaster' : the deterrence of Japan and the dispatch of Force Z -- The Battle of the Atlantic, the imports crisis, and the closing of the 'Air Gap' -- The defeat of the Axis Powers -- Churchill's last naval battle -- Epilogue: the verdict of history
Control code
ocn816558624
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 429 p.
Isbn
9780199693573
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012454644
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)816558624

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