Book Review-‘The Longest Campaign: Britain’s maritime struggle in the Atlantic and northwest Europe, 1939–1945’ by B. E. Walter

By Derek Law, published January 2021


Brian Walter is a retired army officer and has researched military history for many years. His new history takes a rather different approach to the already huge literature on the Royal Navy’s war against Germany. It employs a conventional chronological structure but is rather more than a straightforward history of events. It is full of detailed statistical information, which is deployed in a telling fashion. As a result, there is a quite limited narrative but a very detailed statistical review. But this makes for a difficult read. There is however a good selection of well captioned images showing a range of ships and aircraft…

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Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies

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