The Royal Navy's long and glorious tradition of service to Britain is covered in this fascinating, illustrated history—from the age of empire, when it was the most powerful navy in the world, through two world wars, to its present status as a vital part of the NATO alliance.
This is history, vibrant and on a grand scale and rich in the details of seafaring life with a focus on an American and a British naval officer whose separate paths converge in 1813 during a fierce battle between the Argus and the Pelican.
The dawning of aerial warfare is fully recounted in this dramatic memoir of the first bomber squadron mission of the Royal Navy Air Service over the Western Front. The author recounts his own extraordinary 101 missions, including the operation that very nearly decided the war.
Though not so well known as the land and air campaigns, the campaign at sea in the 1991 Gulf War was vital in subduing Saddam Hussein's invasion forces and driving them out of Kuwait. U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines launched hundreds of cruise missile attacks ...