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    Home Waters (1914-1918) Cdr David D Bruhn USN(Retd) & Lt Cdr Rob Hoole RN(Retd)

    'Dawn off the Foreland - the young flood making/Jumbled and short and steep - 'Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking -/Awkward water to sweep. '"Mines reported in the fairway,/"Warn all traffic and detain. '" 'Sent up Unity, Claribel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden Gain."'...
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    Bloody Sixteen by Peter Fey

    The book opens with a stark overview that sets the scene for its account of the 'improved Essex' class Oriskany's three deployments 1965-1968, marked by LBJ-led civilian meddling and micromanagement in far-away Washington - that never factored in, for example, tropical weather - by pussy-footing...
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    Indianapolis Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic

    In July 1945 the cruiser USS Indianapolis, rapidly repaired after a Kamikaze attack, was tasked with delivering the essential parts of the atomic bomb to Tinian in the Marianas. She was then routed to Leyte for a delayed workup. She never arrived. At midnight on the night of 29/30 July she had...
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    How Carriers Fought by Lars Callender

    Focusing on the big Pacific carrier battles of WW2, the author wanted to find out how they were fought, why particular methods and strategies were used, and whether the parties (particularly the USN) could have done better. He couldn't find a book that told him those things, so set about writing...
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    Disputed Victory by Quintin Barry

    'There's a buzz going round the haaarbour that the Yanks are going to sea ..' RN words to Halls of Montezuma' The focus of this book is the action in which the USN sank four Spanish cruisers off...
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    The Japanese Navy in WW2, David C Evans (ed.)

    This is a reprint of the 1989 second edition, with seven additional articles, of a 1969 work presenting in translation twelve post-war essays by senior IJN officers covering the Pacific War at sea as seen through Japanese eyes. While twelve of the items record participants' experiences of...

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