Churchill and Sea Power by Christopher M. Bell

By Christopher M. Bell

Winston Churchill had an extended and nearer courting with the Royal army than any British statesman nowa days, yet his checklist as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea strength has been mired in controversy because the ill-fated Dardanelles crusade in 1915. at the present time, Churchill is appeared via many as a clumsy strategist who interfered in naval operations and infrequently overrode his specialist advisers - with unavoidably disastrous effects.

Churchill and Seapower is the 1st significant examine of Winston Churchill's checklist as a naval strategist and his influence because the so much popular mother or father of Britain's sea energy within the smooth period. in accordance with broad archival examine, the booklet debunks many well known and well-entrenched myths surrounding debatable episodes in either global Wars, together with the Dardanelles catastrophe, the Norwegian crusade, the conflict of the Atlantic, and the devastating lack of the Prince of Wales and Repulse in 1941. It exhibits that many universal criticisms of Churchill were exaggerated, but additionally that a few of his errors were mostly missed - similar to his willingness to delay the conflict of the Atlantic as a way to focus assets at the bombing crusade opposed to Nazi Germany.

The booklet additionally examines Churchill's evolution as a maritime strategist over the process his occupation, and files his severe half in dealing with Britain's naval decline through the first half the 20 th century. Churchill's real affection for the Royal army has frequently distracted recognition from the truth that his perspectives on sea strength have been pragmatic and unsentimental.

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