With over 250 images, this is a highly illustrated history of the ships and operations of the Royal Navy during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
During the 70 years spanned by the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Navy has changed out of all recognition. Its status as a superpower navy with worldwide bases and operations has been eclipsed, but it remains a powerful force because of its potency if not its size. Maritime history author Paul Brown takes us through each decade in turn, outlining the key events and developments, and charting the changes to the size, structure and capabilities of the Navy.
Fully illustrated with over 250 colour and black and white images, this book also provides a stunning visual record of the ships and operations that featured most prominently in each decade.
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Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Big Navy: 1952–1959 2. Rebuilding the Navy: 1960–1969 3. Eastern Atlantic Focus: 1970–1979 4. The Falklands Decade: 1980–1989 5. Peace and War: 1990–1999 6. Millennium Retrenchment: 2000–2009 7. Broadening Horizons: 2010–2022 Appendix 1: Organisation of the Fleets, May 1952 Appendix 2: Fleet Organisation, 10 March 1964 Glossary Endnotes Select Bibliography Index
13 Apr 2023
Fully illustrated throughout with 250 colour and black and white images.