Naval Policy Between Wars. Volume I: The Period of Anglo-American Antagonism 1919-1929, Volume 1

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Pen & Sword Books Limited, Jul 30, 2016 - History - 672 pages
First published in 1968 and 1976, the two volumes of this work still constitute the only authoritative study of the broad geo-political, economic and strategic factors behind the inter-war development of the Royal Navy and, to a great extent, that of its principal rival, the United States Navy. Roskill conceived the work as a peacetime equivalent of the official naval histories, filling the gap between the First World War volumes and his own study of the Navy in the Second. As such it is marked by the extensive use of British and American sources, from which Roskill extracted shrewd and balanced conclusions that have stood the test of time.

About the author (2016)

CAPTAIN STEPHEN ROSKILL RN was a naval officer turned historian who was commissioned to write the British official naval history of the Second World War. He went on to produce many other important works, including a biography of Beatty and a study of Churchill and his admirals.

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