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The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century


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Foreword Admiral Sir Julian Oswald Introduction Ian Speller Chapter 1. The Transition to War: The hunt for the Goeben and Breslau, 1914 Andrew Gordon Chapter 2. Sea Control in Narrow Waters: The battles of Taranto and Matapan Jon Robb-Webb Chapter 3. Sea Denial, Interdiction and Diplomacy: The Royal Navy and the Role of Malta, 1939-43 Greg Kennedy Chapter 4. Air Power and Evacuations: Crete, 1942 Stephen Prince Chapter 5. Amphibious Operations: The Royal Navy and the Italian campaign, 1943-1945 Christopher Tuck Chapter 6. Complex Crises: The Royal Navy and the Undeclared War with Vichy France, 1940-1942 Stuart Griffin Chapter 7. Quarantine Operations: The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrol Geoffrey Till Chapter 8. Maritime Jurisdiction and the Law of the Sea Stuart Thomson Chapter 9. Naval Diplomacy: Operation Vantage, 1961 Ian Speller Chapter 10. Operations in a War Zone: The Royal Navy in the Persian Gulf in the 1980s Warren Chin Chapter 11. Peacekeeping, Peace Support and Peace Enforcement: The Royal Navy in the 1990s Andrew Dorman

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Ian Speller is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Modern History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His research interests include maritime strategy and military history, with a particular emphasis on expeditionary operations. He is the author of The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defence Policy, 1945-1956 (Palgrave, 2001)

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