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The Resource Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell

Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell

Label
Churchill and sea power
Title
Churchill and sea power
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M. Bell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has been mired in controversy since the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign in 1915. Today, Churchill is regarded by many as an inept strategist who interfered in naval operations and often overrode his professional advisers - with inevitably disastrous results. Churchill and Seapower is the first major study of Winston Churchill's record as a naval strategist and his impact as the most prominent guardian of Britain's sea power in the modern era. Based on extensive archival research, the book debunks many popular and well-entrenched myths surrounding controversial episodes in both World Wars, including the Dardanelles disaster, the Norwegian Campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the devastating loss of the Prince of Wales andRepulse in 1941. It shows that many common criticisms of Churchill have been exaggerated, but also that some of his mistakes have been largely overlooked - such as his willingness to prolong the Battle of the Atlantic in order to concentrate resources on the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany. The book also examines Churchill's evolution as a maritime strategist over the course of his career, and documents his critical part in managing Britain's naval decline during the first half of the twentieth century. Churchill's genuine affection for the Royal Navy has often distracted attention from the fact that his views on sea power were pragmatic and unsentimental. For, as Christopher M. Bell shows, in a period dominated by declining resources, global threats, and rapid technologicalchange, it was increasingly air rather than sea power that Churchill looked to as the foundation of Britain's security
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Christopher M
Dewey number
941.084/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Naval strategy
  • Sea-power
  • Great Britain
  • Marine
  • Großbritannien
  • Marine
  • Seemacht
  • Marinepolitik
  • Großbritannien
Label
Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 396-416) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: sea power in the age of Churchill -- Apprenticeship, 1900-14 -- Learning curve: The First World War -- Adjusting to the post-war world, 1919-24 -- The treasury years: the ten-year-rule, Japanese 'Bogey, ' and 'Yankee Menace' -- Disarmament, rearmament, and the path to war: the 1930s -- First Lord of the Admiralty, 1939-40: The Phoney War and the Norwegian Campaign -- The war against Germany and Italy, 1940-1 -- 'Courting disaster' : the deterrence of Japan and the dispatch of Force Z -- The Battle of the Atlantic, the imports crisis, and the closing of the 'Air Gap' -- The defeat of the Axis Powers -- Churchill's last naval battle -- Epilogue: the verdict of history
Control code
812519622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 429 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191625213
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
392208
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812519622
Label
Churchill and sea power, Christopher M. Bell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 396-416) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: sea power in the age of Churchill -- Apprenticeship, 1900-14 -- Learning curve: The First World War -- Adjusting to the post-war world, 1919-24 -- The treasury years: the ten-year-rule, Japanese 'Bogey, ' and 'Yankee Menace' -- Disarmament, rearmament, and the path to war: the 1930s -- First Lord of the Admiralty, 1939-40: The Phoney War and the Norwegian Campaign -- The war against Germany and Italy, 1940-1 -- 'Courting disaster' : the deterrence of Japan and the dispatch of Force Z -- The Battle of the Atlantic, the imports crisis, and the closing of the 'Air Gap' -- The defeat of the Axis Powers -- Churchill's last naval battle -- Epilogue: the verdict of history
Control code
812519622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 429 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191625213
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
392208
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812519622

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