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War at Sea 1939-45: Volume II the Period of Balanceofficial History of the Second World War [Paperback]

S. W. Roskill

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  • Paperback: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Naval & Military Press; New edition edition (Aug. 26 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843428040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843428046
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 5.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #915,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's a start Dec 29 2012
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Every researcher of, and writer about, the naval history of WW2 will inevitably draw on Roskill's seminal official record at some point. What these volumes lack in battle-narrative detail they make up for in the jaw-dropping, broad-brush immensity of their coverage of the world's oceans, combatants and theatres of war - from a largely Royal Navy perspective. What these volumes lack in alternative perspectives has largely been balanced and refined by many other authors who have followed in Roskill's footsteps - usually with the benefit of not only greater hindsight but also better access to more and detailed, and once-restricted, records. This series will not provide all the 'flesh' we know today, but it remains an important 'skeleton' upon which to build interpretations and assessments.

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