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The Royal Australian Navy in World War II


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Illustrations vii Tables and figures ix Abbreviations x Acknowledgements xiii Notes on contributors xiv Introduction xix 1 Australian naval policy 1939-45 - James Goldrick 1 2 'Send for a naval officer': HMAS Adelaide at Noumea in 1940 - David Stevens 21 3 The Royal Australian Navy in the Mediterranean - Eric Grove 37 4 The Scrap Iron Flotilla 1940-41: A personal account - Bill Reeve 51 5 HMAS Sydney in World War II - Peter Hore 65 6 Australians in midget submarines Ray Worledge - 85 7 The Pacific war: A strategic overview - Jozef Straczek 97 8 Forging an alliance? The American naval commitmentto the South Pacific 1940-42 - Ian Cowman 111 9 The contribution of industry to Navy's war in the Pacific - Chris Clark 125 10 Savo in retrospect - Bruce Loxton 139 11 South-West Pacific Sea Frontiers: Sea power in the Australian context - David Stevens 149 12 Touching on Fairmiles - Marsden Hordern 163 13 The RAN Hydrographic Branch 1942-45 -

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A former naval officer, David Stevens is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University, and is currently Director of Strategic and Historical Studies within the Sea Power Centre - Australia. He has written and edited several books on maritime strategy and naval history.

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