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Battle At Sea
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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496114
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Battle At Sea

From Man-of-War to Submarine




Britain's foremost military historian, Sir John Keegan, brilliantly examines the realities of war at sea.

In Battle at Sea, John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, The Face of Battle. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare through the centuries.'Rich in unexpected facts and insights-Keegan's historical command is dazzling.' Jan Morris, Independent'Among Britain's distinguished group of military historians-John Keegan is outstanding.' Michael Howard, London Review of Books

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446496114
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

John Keegan

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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