Naval battles have inspired countless films and television dramas over the years, recounting the bravery and tragedy that have unfolded over centuries of conflict on the high seas. From the author of Planes on Film and Battles on Screen, this book examines some of the most exciting features that have dealt with naval warfare, exploring the ways in which they have achieved critical success and enduring popularity with audiences.
Victories at Sea considers the many different aspects of warfare on (and below) the waves as they have been depicted on screen, discussing such topics as amphibious operations, carrier warfare, underwater sabotage, and Cold War strategies. Covering films ranging from vintage World War II classics to modern seaborne thrillers, the book investigates the real-life stories which lay behind the production of these features as well as how they eventually came to be received at the box-office.
From blockbuster Hollywood epics to must-see television series, Victories at Sea is a comprehensive guide to the greats of the genre, combining a forensic eye for detail with meticulous analysis of the features under discussion. With discussion of low-budget dramas and high-octane action movies alike, this examination of naval warfare on the big and small screens relates all of the exhilaration and gallantry that have made these films such lasting favourites amongst cinema and TV aficionados.
|Publisher:||Extremis Publishing Ltd.|
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About the Author
In December 1984 he left the National Health Service to set up Ashlea Nursing Home in Callander, which he established with his first wife Sandra and ran until 1999. He was the chairman of the Scottish branch of the British Federation of Care Home Proprietors (BFCHP) from 1985 to 1991, and then a founding member and chairman of the Scottish Association of Care Home Owners (SACHO) from 1991 to 1999.
Colin has a particular interest in writing - his first non-fiction book Running Your Own Private Residential and Nursing Home was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 1990. He has also written around 150 articles for various publications including This Caring Business, The Glasgow Herald, Caring Times, Care Weekly, The British Medical Journal, The Hypnotherapist, The Thought Field and many others. He was a regular columnist for This Caring Business between 1991 and 1999.
Colin has always had a special interest in hypnosis and alternative medicine. In 1999 he completed a one-year Diploma course in hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming with the British Society of Clinical and Medical Ericksonian Hypnosis (BSCMEH), an organisation created by Stephen Brooks who was the first person in the UK to teach Ericksonian Hypnosis. He has also trained with the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (BSMDH) and with Valerie Austin, who is a top Harley Street hypnotherapist. Colin is also a licensed NLP practitioner. In 1992 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH). He is a former member of various societies including the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis - Scotland (BSMDH), the British Thought Field Therapy Association (BTFTA), the Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT), the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA), and the Hypnotherapy Association.
Colin has been using TFT since early in 2000, and in November 2001 he became the first British person to qualify as a Voice Technology TFT practitioner. He used to work from home in Dunblane and at the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital. Colin has also gained 40 years of experience in public speaking, and did some training with the John May School of Public Speaking in London in January 1990. His interests include walking, cycling, military history, aviation, plastic modelling, and reading.
For more details about Colin and his work, please visit his website at: www.colinbarron.co.uk.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements (Page 1)
Introduction (Page 3)
1. Battleships: Warships in Action (Page 9)
2. Raids from the Sea (Page 43)
3. Operation Dynamo (Page 67)
4. Beneath the Waves (Page 87)
5. Underwater Sabotage (Page 125)
6. Carrier Warfare (Page 141)
7. Amphibious Operations (Page 175)
8. Cold War Operations (Page 209)
9. Action in the South Atlantic (Page 239)
10. Other Genres (Page 265)
References (Page 299)
Appendix I: List of aircraft used in "Midway" (1976) (Page 305)
Appendix II: List of aircraft used in "War and Remembrance" (1988) (Page 307)
Index (Page 309)
Illustrations (Page 345)
About the Author (Page 371)