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The Royal Navy Since 1815
A New Short History
 
 
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20 Jan 2005
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This book fills an important gap in the literature on the history of the modern Royal Navy. Eric Grove provides the only up-to-date, single-authored short history of the service over the last two hundred years, synthesizing the new work and latest research on the subject which has radically transformed our understanding of the story of British naval development.

Grove offers a concise and authoritative account of Royal Navy policy, structure, technical development and operations from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the close of the eventful twentieth century. Ideal for both specialist and general readers, this essential introduction explains how the Royal Navy maintained its pre-eminent position in the nineteenth century and how it coped with the more difficult problems of the twentieth, in times of peace and war.


Description

This book fills an important gap in the literature on the history of the modern Royal Navy. Eric Grove provides the only up-to-date, single-authored short history of the service over the last two hundred years, synthesizing the new work and latest research on the subject which has radically transformed our understanding of the story of British naval development.

Grove offers a concise and authoritative account of Royal Navy policy, structure, technical development and operations from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the close of the eventful twentieth century. Ideal for both specialist and general readers, this essential introduction explains how the Royal Navy maintained its pre-eminent position in the nineteenth century and how it coped with the more difficult problems of the twentieth, in times of peace and war.


Reviews

'...this new book will hold the field as the best study of the subject.' - Andrew Lambert, King's College London, UK


Contents

Introduction
The Coming of Steam
The Steam Battlefleet
The Ironclad Age
The Two Power Standard
The First World War
The Interwar Period
The Second World War
The Post War Navy
The Falklands and After
Index


Authors

ERIC GROVE is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Director of the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Hull.