Archive Results For: Twentieth Century

Review:- ‘British Submarines in the Cold War Era, by N. Friedman

By Duncan Connors

Thirty years ago, an elderly man frequented a wine shop owned by the reviewer’s mother. From the Second World War up until a final tour on HMS Valiant 1970 he was an officer in the submarine branch. Upon receiving British Submarines in the Cold War Era by Norman Friedman, the reviewer was reminded of a […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy | Submarines

Review:- ‘Päijänteellä: Jyväskylän Veneseura ja sen edeltäjät [At Lake Päijänne: Jyväskylä Boat Club and its predecessors]’ by J. Ojala and J. Äystö

By Mikko Huhtamies

As the saying goes, Finland is the land of a thousand lakes. The two largest are the wide Lake Saimaa in eastern Finland and the narrow but long Lake Päijänne in central Finland. Over the course of time, Päijänne has been a culturally important body of water, an ancient passage used by fur traders, merchants, […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft

Review:- ‘French Warships in the Age of Steam 1859–1914: Design, construction and fates’ by S. S. Roberts,

By Andrew Lambert

This outstanding book completes a trilogy, with the first two volumes of French Warships in the Age of Sail covering the periods 1626 to 1786 and 1786 to 1861 written jointly between Roberts and Rif Winfield. Anyone who has worked of the French navy in the age of steam and iron will be familiar with […] Read More

Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Other (Nineteenth C) | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

Review :-‘The British Way of War: Julian Corbett and the battle for a national strategy’ by A. Lambert Yale,

By Matthew S. Seligmann

t used once to be said of the Royal Navy in the first two decades of the twentieth century – a period generally known as the Fisher era, after prominent First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John ‘Jacky’ Fisher, the driving force behind British naval policy for most of those years – that it was a […] Read More

Filed under: Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Administration | Strategy & Diplomacy

Note-Attendance at the École Supérieure de Marine in Paris from 1900 to 1914

By Chris Madsen

Comparable to the Greenwich war course and, after November 1907, the Royal Naval War College at Portsmouth, the École Supérieure de Marine, was a higher naval school that provided advanced professional instruction for selected French naval officers in the lieutenant’s rank before and after the First World War. Subsequently renamed, the higher naval school closed […] Read More

Filed under: Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Greenfield Shipyards and Modernization in the British Shipbuilding Industry and Elsewhere, 1900–1977

By Hugh Murphy & Rachel Blackman-Rogers

This article considers the largely neglected topic of greenfield shipyards and modernization in British shipbuilding from 1900 to 1977. Post-1945, the end of the long-seller’s market for shipbuilders in 1958 ushered in a sustained period of intense international competition just as spatially limited British shipbuilding firms had begun, rather late in the day, to modernize […] Read More

Filed under: Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Book Review-‘Hitler’s Attack U-boats: The Kriegsmarine’s WWII Submarine Strike Force’ by J. P. Mallmann Showell,

By Duncan Connors

In 1986 economic historian Corelli Barnet promoted a hypothesis that the German economy was far stronger during the Second World War than appearances may suggest. While evidence does not back this up, German submarine production was, due in no small part to the organizational skills of Albert Speer and to the system of distributed manufacturing […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

Book Review-‘Total Undersea War: The evolutionary role of the snorkel in Dönitz’s U-boat fleet 1944–1945’ by A. S. Hamilton

By Derek G. Law

This is a well-produced and hefty – in all senses – book which gives a detailed technical account of the development of the snorkel and argues persuasively that it was a revolutionary technology whose impact in the closing period of the Second World War has been denied or overlooked by historians. Hamilton is a previously […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

Book Review-‘British Naval Intelligence Through the Twentieth Century’ by A. Boyd

By David Bowen

This book comes off the press with a fanfare of praise from leading historians. Its publication is quite simply a major event. It will single-handedly stimulate our greater interest and deeper understanding of naval events of the last century. It will inform the serious study of the academic, yet reward and delight a wider readership.. Read More

Filed under: WW1 | WW2 | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War’ by N. A. Lambert,

By Matthew S. Seligmann

The declared aim of this book is to advance a new and explicitly revisionist analysis of the genesis of the Gallipoli campaign, the un-successful 1915 Allied assault, exclusively naval at first but subsequently also amphibious, on the narrow straits connecting the Medi-terranean to the Black Sea. This is not an under-researched area, a fact that […] Read More

Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

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