At War at Sea: Sailors and Naval Warfare in the 20th Century
Modern naval warfare began in the misty waters of the Korean Strait in May 1905 in an apocalyptic battle between the Russian and Japanese fleets. To universal astonishment the Russian fleet was annihilated. Of the 38 russian ships engaged, 33 were either sunk or captured. Ronald Spector's At War At Sea traces, from 1905 to the present, the story of the world's great navies and the crews who manned them. In a series of brilliant re-creations, Spector brings to life the battles that have defined the modern age: from such giant set-pieces as Jutland and Midway to the routine terrors of the U-Boat wars. He is equally strong on such harrowing naval encounters as the British evacuation of Crete or the American river war in Vietnam.
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AT WAR AT SEA: Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth CenturyUser Review - Kirkus
A comprehensive examination of naval warfare's rapid and decisive transformations.Spector (After Tet, 1992), a Marine veteran of Vietnam, demonstrates both academic fervor and hard-won passion. He ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ABVR - LibraryThing
An episodic history of naval combat in the 20th century, beginning with the demolition of the Russian fleet by the Japanese at Tsushima (1905) and ending with the first Gulf War (1991). It is more ... Read full review