The U.S. Navy Against the Axis: Surface Combat, 1941-1945

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Naval Institute Press, 2007 - Всего страниц: 364
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The U.S. Navy against the Axis tells the story of the U.S. Navy's surface fleet in World War II with an emphasis on ship-to-ship combat. The book refutes the widely-held notion that the attack on Pearl Harbor rendered battleships obsolete and that aviation and submarines dominated the Pacific War. It demonstrates how the surface fleet played a decisive role at critical junctures. It was crucial to America's ultimate victory and its story holds many lessons for today's Navy and the nation as a whole.

The U.S. Navy against the Axis describes how swift adaptability and intellectual honesty were fundamental to the Navy's success against Japan. The underlying premise is that the nation cannot assume that in a conflict against conventional or asymmetric enemies, it holds title to the same virtues the Navy demonstrated three generations ago. Instead those lessons need to be constantly studied and affirmed in the face of postwar mythologies, lest they be forgotten.

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The technical capability overviews, the maps and the battle descriptions make it an exciting book. "The U.S. Navy against the Axis" is outstanding, once one accepts its titular limitations. It sounds ... Читать весь отзыв

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An excellant survey and analysis of how the surface forces of the USN performed in the war against Japan (mostly), with success being attributed not just to weight of metal and superior logistics, but ... Читать весь отзыв

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Vincent P. O'Hara is a naval historian and the author of The German Fleet at War, The U.S. Navy Against the Axis, The Struggle for the Middle, On Seas Contested and In Passage Perilous . His work has also appeared in periodicals and annuals. He holds a history degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

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