Acquisitions

Mike Farquharson-Roberts, Royal Naval Officers from War to War, 1918-1939 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). This book is based on the author's 2013 Ph.D. thesis from the University of Exeter, which I wish I had read while I was doing my research as there are clear parallels between Farquharson-Roberts’ work and my own. In this book … Continue reading Acquisitions

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Breaking the Duck II

Back in 2012 I mentioned that my first article had been published by Canadian Military History and while I have had a few chapters emerge over the past couple of years, I can now announce that my first book has just been published. It is a co-edited book based on a conference a couple of … Continue reading Breaking the Duck II

Book Review – Air and Sea Power in World War I

Maryam Philpott, Air and Sea Power in World War I: Combat and Experience in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy. London: I.B. Tauris, 2013. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Hbk. 258 pp. £59.50. This book is something of a curate’s egg. Overlooked in favour of the experience of the British Army, Philpott suggests that the … Continue reading Book Review – Air and Sea Power in World War I

Acquisitions

A couple of important books have comes through for review recently... Harry Dickinson, Wisdom and War: The Royal College Greenwich, 1873-1998 (Franham: Ashgate, 2013) An important history of Greenwich and the role it has played the provision of Provisional Military Education for the Royal Navy since its opening in 1873 through to its closure in … Continue reading Acquisitions

A Military Transformed? New Book from Helion and Company

In November 2013, my first book will be published. Well to be honest I am one of the co-editors with two friends, Stuart Mitchell and Michael LoCicero though I do contribute a chapter on the transformation of land based air support for amphibious operation between 1942 and 1944. The book examines the process of transformation … Continue reading A Military Transformed? New Book from Helion and Company

Acquisitions – Churchill and..

I recently added two books to library that both deal with Churchill's relationship with the military. Military memoirs of Churchill, and accounts of his relationships his military advisers is nothing new. Carlo D'Este recounted his association with the military in general in Warlord (2008) and Stephen Roskill dealt with his relationship with the Admiralty during … Continue reading Acquisitions – Churchill and..

‘The Cinderella Service’: RAF Coastal Command, Organisational Culture and Cultural Adaptation in the Battle of the Atlantic

In May I will be delivering a paper at a conference on the Battle of Atlantic that has been organised by King's College London, the Society for Nautical Research and Global War Studies. He is the paper abstract. The literature on organisational culture suggests that all large organisations have assumptions, beliefs and values that underpin … Continue reading ‘The Cinderella Service’: RAF Coastal Command, Organisational Culture and Cultural Adaptation in the Battle of the Atlantic

Book Review – The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain

[Cross posted from The Second World War Military Operations Research Group] Anthony J. Cumming, The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2010. Appendix. Notes. Index. Cloth. pp.207. With 2010, having being the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain it is unsurprising to find new books released on this … Continue reading Book Review – The Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain

Acquisition

Ben Jones (Ed.), The Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War (Ashgate for the Navy Records Society, 2012) In 1969, The Navy Records Society published Documents Relating to the Royal Naval Air Service: Volume 1, 1908-1918. This was edited by Stephen Roskill and it was intended to be thethe first in a series of … Continue reading Acquisition

Another Couple of Interesting Forthcoming Air Power Titles…

In line with my recent post about forthcoming air power titles here are a few more interesting title that are due to hit the shelves soon. Robin Higham, Unflinching Zeal: The Air Battles Over France and Britain, May-October 1940 (Naval Institute Press, 2012) The main purpose and theme of The Air Battles of 1940 Over … Continue reading Another Couple of Interesting Forthcoming Air Power Titles…