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Keegan illuminates the history of naval combat by expertly dissecting four landmark sea battles, each featuring a different type of warship: The Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of Jutland in World War I, the Battle of Midway in World War II, and the long and arduous Battle of the Atlantic.

About the Author

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934–2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Battle at Sea

1. Trafalgar

The Wooden World

The Strategic Background

Nelson versus Napoleon

Nelson versus Villeneuve

Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail

Battle off Cape Trafalgar

What Had Happened?

The Aftermath

2. Jutland

The Fall of the Wooden Walls

High Seas Fleet versus Royal Navy

The War at Sea before Jutland

The Ironclad World

The Battle of Jutland

The Experience of Action: Battlecruisers versus battlecruisers; battleships versus battleships; the smaller ships

The Aftermath

3. Midway

The Coming of the Aircraft Carrier

The Two Navies

The Pacific War before Midway

The Midway Campaign

The Battle of Midway: The battle over Midway island; the great carrier battle; the retreat from Midway

Counting the Cost

4. The Battle of the Atlantic: Convoys SC122 and HX229

The Emergence of the Submarine

Dönitz and the U-boat Service

The Battle of the Atlantic

The Underwater War: Convoy; U-boats; escorts; anti-submarine weapons; aircraft; radio intelligence; decryption

The Battle for Convoys HX229 and SC122: HX229 and SC122; the wolf-packs; the encounter; the massacre of HX229; the ordeal of SC122; the coming of the aircraft

The Balance of the Battle

Conclusion: An Empty Ocean


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Product Details

Keegan, John
Penguin Books
Military - General
Military Science
Government and political science
Military - World War I
Naval art and science
Military - Naval
World war, 1939-1945
Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805.
Midway, battle of, 1942
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
The Evolution of Nav
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.73x5.05x.74 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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