War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II - Nathan MillerNew York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo & Singapore: Scribner, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “From the sinking of the British passenger liner Athenia on September 3, 1939, by a German U-boat (against orders), to the Japanese surrender on-board the Missouri, on September 2, 1945, War at Sea covers every major naval battle of World War II. The heroics at Dunkirk, the suspenseful search for the Graf Spee, the dramatic sinking of the Bismarck, the great carrier battles in the Pacific — all are brought to life here in this exceptional volume.
War at Sea is a comprehensive history for the general reader that details the operations of all the combatants. For the first time equal weight has been given to the battles fought by the four primary navies — the U. S., the British, the German, and the Japanese. It also includes the vital role played by the Canadian, Italian, and Soviet navies.
Using archival material such as intelligence documents, ship logs, official reports, and interviews with surviving servicemen, Nathan Miller has written a lively and fascinating book that focuses on the stories of the men involved. War at Sea is filled with anecdotes and personal accounts, giving a complete picture of the human side of the struggle and what life at sea was like — from being hit by torpedoes to living in the confines of a submarine for weeks at a time.
Mr. Miller gives the political and historical background necessary to analyse the strategies of the combatants. He shows how new technology changed the course of the war and warfare; how battleships, considered the primary naval weapon at the start of the conflict, were pushed aside by submarines and aircraft carriers during the battle for supremacy of the oceans and the skies; how newly released Ultra intelligence gained by the Allies from deciphering coded messages passed by their enemies helped win the war.
War at Sea is the complete one-volume history of all the sea battles of World War II, the last great naval war, by an expert historian.”