In this fascinating book, Philip Grove, an expert in naval history at Britannia Royal Naval College, analyses naval battles from the Roman World to the present day to show how naval power made the difference in winning some of the most famous battles and wars in history. In a book that is certain to attract lively debate, the author shows how, although many battles and wars are seen from a land-based perspective, it is often the case that naval power was instrumental in placing forces in the right place at the right time. Sweeping through the centuries, including the Crusades, the Napoleonic Wars, the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War era, and discussing battles such as Actium, the Armada, Jutland and the Pacific, this book ends with insightful conclusions on the common themes of naval power and the lessons that can be learned today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 45 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/03/2019
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9781445668260