Author Results for Geoffrey Till

Book Review – ’21st Century Gorshkov: The challenge of seapower in the modern era’ by Geoffrey Till

By Geoffrey Till

21st Century Gorshkov is the latest in a series of short edited collections of the writing of a variety of naval figures, the purpose of which, in the words of the series editor, is to provide ‘modern perspective to the great strategists and military philosophers of the past, placing their writings, principles and theories within modern […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review – ‘From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic: British naval policy, 1964–70’ by Edward Hampshire

By Geoffrey Till

It is a curious thing that one of the biggest and perhaps the most traumatic decisions made by, and for, the Royal Navy in modern times, namely the proposed but finally abandoned acquisition of a new strike carrier in the mid- 1960s, has only now been really studied in depth. Instead, it has also been […] Read More

Filed under: Post WW2 | Twentieth Century
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Letters from the First World War

By Geoffrey Till

The author quotes from a small collection of letters from British naval officers in the 1914-16 period. Dominant themes are weary boredom on patrol in inhospitable seas and frustration over the little engagement with the enemy, tempered only with the realisation of being better off than their countrymen in the trenches. There is disappointment with […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW1 | English Channel | North Sea | Mediterranean | Jutland
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea