Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
This ground-breaking book, written by sixteen leading naval historians from Australia and overseas, examines the part the Royal Australian Navy played throughout the six years of the global conflict.
Drawing on recently released documents and the latest research, the authors shed new light on the importance of the Australian role in supporting maritime campaigns in every theatre. The coverage ranges from the exploits of individual ships to the broad issues of strategy and naval policy.
In lively accounts of operations that ranged from the Atlantic through the Mediterranean to the Pacific, the triumphs and the tragedies of war at sea are critically considered. The home front too is not neglected as, for the first time, the essential contributions of women and industry are analysed in detail.
Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs and maps, this book represents a unique attempt to encapsulate Australia's naval war in one volume. It does so with great success. (back cover)