The Victory of Seapower

This book charts the events of those years, including the Battle of San Domingo in 1806, the attack on Copenhagen in 1807 and the capture of the French base on Mauritius in 1810.

Author: Richard Woodman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Category: History

Page: 192

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The victory at Trafalgar marked the beginning of nine years of expansion and domination by the Royal Navy right across the globe. This book charts the events of those years, including the Battle of San Domingo in 1806, the attack on Copenhagen in 1807 and the capture of the French base on Mauritius in 1810. Also covered is the Navy's crucial support of Wellington's army in the Peninsula War. Thematic sections of the book feature the skills of the seaman and the lives of prisoners of war. The prints and drawings collection of the National Maritime Museum is the source for the 300 contemporary illustrations.

How the War Was Won

World War II is usually seen as a titanic land battle, decided by mass armies, most importantly those on the Eastern Front. Phillips Payson O'Brien shows us the war in a completely different light.

Author: Phillips Payson O'Brien

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131623973X

Category: History

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World War II is usually seen as a titanic land battle, decided by mass armies, most importantly those on the Eastern Front. Phillips Payson O'Brien shows us the war in a completely different light. In this compelling new history of the Allied path to victory, he argues that in terms of production, technology and economic power, the war was far more a contest of air and sea than land supremacy. He shows how the Allies developed a predominance of air and sea power which put unbearable pressure on Germany and Japan's entire war-fighting machine from Europe and the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Air and sea power dramatically expanded the area of battle and allowed the Allies to destroy over half the Axis' equipment before it had even reached the traditional 'battlefield'. Battles such as El Alamein, Stalingrad and Kursk did not win World War II; air and sea power did.

The Army Almanac

Sea power is knowl . edge of how to use the sea ; it is the understanding of the
close coordination that must exist between it and other military elements and how
to combine them for victory . Seapower is flexibility , is often the key to mobile ...

Author: Armed Forces Information School (U.S.)

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Category: Government publications

Page: 1009

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Parameters

The Navy in the Post - Cold War World : The Uses and Value of Strategic Sea
Power . ... would break the camel's back by shifting the strategic nuclear balance
in the event of a stalemated battle along the Central Front was a clever argument
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Category: Military art and science

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American Sea Power and Global Strategy

Sea power did not alone achieve victory in Korea . Only the soldiers and Marines
ashore could actually defeat the communist legions and recapture the territory
the latter had overrun . But sea power made that achievement possible : “ . . . in ...

Author: Robert Hanks

Publisher: Pergamon Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

DETAILS OF THE BATTLE OF APRIL 12 . 489 who pursued without any regular
order , for which there was no need , as mutual support was assured without it .
Shortly after six P. M. De Grasse's flag - ship , the “ Ville de Paris , " struck her ...

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Category: Naval history

Page: 557

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Seapower Ashore

Smith and the Siege of Acre 1799 : Sea Power Decisive on Land by Tom Pocock
The ringing of church bells , the firing of saluting guns throughout the British Isles
and the drinking of toasts to Lord Nelson ' s victory at the Battle of the Nile ...

Author: Peter Hore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Category: History

Page: 288

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For more than two-hundred years the Royal Navy's dominance of the seas was complemented by its ability to project force ashore. In this book a group of prominent naval historians--Tom Pocock, Michael Duffy, Colin White, Andrew Lambert, Richard Brooks, and Chris Page--examine the naval brigade's role on land. Starting with Sidney Smith's defense of Acre in 1799, it continues through Nelson's Corsica campaign, the Indian Mutiny, the Anglo-Japanese War of 1863-4, the Crimean and Boer Wars, and both world wars. From little-known incidents during "Queen Victoria's Little Wars" to modern Tomahawk missile technology and littoral warfare, this rousing tribute is an essential addition to the Royal Navy canon.

America Sea Power and the World

The volume places equal weight on the influence of major wartime campaigns and naval efforts to defend and expand America’s interests during times of peace.

Author: James C. Bradford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118927923

Category: History

Page: 408

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This survey of American naval history features original chapters from key scholars in the field that trace the relationship between the American Navy and the position of the United States on the global political stage over the past 250 years. Places equal weight on the influence of major wartime campaigns and naval efforts to defend and expand America s political and economic interests during times of peace Includes an array of illustrations and 56 new maps, seamlessly integrated within each chapter Each chapter features sidebars with biographical sketches of influential leaders and descriptions of weapons and technological developments of the era

Victory Without War 1958 1961

Commenting on these words , Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond , R . N . , observes :
Seapower did not win the war itself ; it enabled the war to be won . ” It can still
do that . But something new has been added . The sea - based delivery systems
 ...

Author: George Fielding Eliot

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Category: Aircraft carriers

Page: 126

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Battle of New Orleans Sesquicentennial Historical Booklets Sea power and the Battle of New Orleans by E M Eller W J Morgan and R M Basoco

SEA POWER AND THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS New Orleans has played a
giant role in America ' s military history . At least twice the results of naval
operations there have been instant , dramatic , fateful forever after . Through each
of ...

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Category: New Orleans (La.), Battle of, 1815

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The Cost of Seapower

... them at many times the range of their guns . Not that the aircraft carrier ever
had things all its own way . Against their own kind they were even more
eggshells armed with hammers'than battlecruisers had been . Victory was then to
whichever ...

Author: Philip Pugh

Publisher: Brassey's

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Category: Navies

Page: 423

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Sea Power Monograph

Perhaps the one that he valued most was a letter from his former commander - in
- chief , Emperor Maximilian of Mexico , saying : “ . . . the glorious victory which
you have gained over a brave enemy , vastly superior in numbers and nurtured in
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Strategy for Victory

The Napoleonic Wars , for instance ( notwithstanding Mahan ) were not won by
British sea power . British sea power was an essential part of the formula for
victory , but it was only a part ; absolutely essential ingredients were British
financial ...

Author: Hanson Weightman Baldwin

Publisher: New York, Norton [1942]

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Category: Strategy

Page: 172

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The Living Age

But they have succeeded in ob- desire ; for efficient sea power is as taining the
construction of a vast weighty as an argument for peace as it number of small fast
craft , which is infallible as a promise of victory . could , no doubt , do an immense
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Airpower Journal

Finally , the author speaks of his own philosophy of “ the leverage of sea power
for victory . " In a century that has experienced advances in technology far
beyond our wildest imagination , the author feels that the role of sea power has
been ...

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Category: Aeronautics, Military

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