Author Results for Geoffery Till

Book Review-’21st Century Knox: Influence, sea power, and history for the modern era’ by D. Kohnen

By Geoffery Till

The latest in an agreeable series by the US Naval Institute Press which aims to emphasize the modern salience of the luminaries of the US Navy and Marine Corps at the start of the twentieth century, 21st Century Knox does exactly ‘what it says on the tin’. Its editor is a historian in his own […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Interwar | WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘A Two-edged Sword: The navy as an instrument of Canadian foreign policy’ by N. Tracy

By Geoffery Till

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has always been interestingly distinctive in having to deal with two different and sometimes competing contextual imperatives. First, it is what analysts have generally regarded as a ‘medium’ navy, and so has found it particularly difficult to generate sufficient economies of scale in platforms and personnel to help it bridge […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-’21st Century Ellis: Operational art and strategic prophecy for the modern era’ edited by B. A. Friedman

By Geoffery Till

The opening blurb in the first of these two books says that the 21st Century Foundations series ‘gives modern perspective to the great strategists and military philosophers of the past, placing their writings, principles, and theories with modern discussions and debates’. The aim is less to supply answers – more to identify questions that will […] Read More

Filed under: WW1 | Interwar | WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy | Weapons