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The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force
     

The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force

by David Hobbs
 

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In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the U.S. Navy in the thick of the action. How this was achieved by a nation nearing

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In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the U.S. Navy in the thick of the action. How this was achieved by a nation nearing exhaustion after five years of conflict is a story of epic proportions in which ingenuity, diplomacy and dogged persistence all played a part. This groundbreaking work describes the background, creation and expansion of the British Pacific Fleet from its first tentative strikes to its impact on the immediate post-war period. The book is the first to demonstrate the British Pacific Fleet's impressive achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612519173
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
462
File size:
177 MB
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Meet the Author

After serving in the Royal Navy as a pilot for thirty-three years, DAVID HOBBS was the curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. He has since become a naval aviation journalist and writer; his most recent book is A Century of Carrier Aviation.

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