From the Dardanelles to Oran


Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915–1940

By: Arthur Marder
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781848322523
Published: 10th June 2015

We're unable to collect the current price for this book.
It's RRP / Print Price is £16.99
Please search for it at Pen and Sword

From the Dardanelles to Oran

This collection of thought-provoking essays by arguably the 20th century's greatest naval historian was first published in 1974, but their continuing relevance fully justifies this reprint. It opens with a stimulating reappraisal of the naval attack on the Dardanelles, the success of which would have made the disastrous Gallipoli land campaign that followed completely unnecessary. Marder identifies a number of relatively minor issues that made a failure of what was in reality a great strategic opportunity to shorten the war. 

Other chapters cover what the Royal Navy did and did not learn from the Great War, and Churchill's controversial time at the Admiralty before he became Prime minister in 1940, while Marder's analysis of the inter-war Ethiopian Crisis – asking whether military aggression can be countered by sanctions – has powerful echoes of current political concerns. The final essay looks at one of the most contentious episodes of the Second World War, the British pre-emptive strike on the fleet of their one-time allies at Oran after the French surrender in 1940.

Because Marder's view of history emphasises the human dimension over abstract forces, his work is always approachable in style and of as much interest to the layman as the professional historian. This book is no exception.

 



Some books that may interest you

The Riddles of Wipers
The Riddles of Wipers
By: John Ivelaw-Chapman

The Memoirs of Ernst Rohm
The Memoirs of Ernst Rohm
By: Ernst Röhm

Following in the Footsteps of King Arthur
Following in the Footsteps of King Arthur
By: Andrew Beattie

Liberty's Provenance
Liberty's Provenance
By: John Henshaw

In the Teeth of the Wind
In the Teeth of the Wind
By: Squadron Leader C P O Bartlett DSC

Relics of the Reich
Relics of the Reich
By: Colin Philpott

Wellington Against Massena
Wellington Against Massena
By: David Buttery

Gallantry and Discipline
Gallantry and Discipline
By: Andrew Bamford

Captured at the Imjin River
Captured at the Imjin River
By: David Green

Britain's Island Fortresses
Britain's Island Fortresses
By: Bill Clements

The Battle of Albuera - 1811
The Battle of Albuera - 1811
By: Michael Olive, Richard Partridge

In the Mind's Eye
In the Mind's Eye
By: David Castleton

With Winston Churchill at the Front
With Winston Churchill at the Front
By: Andrew Dewar Gibb

Captain Oates
Captain Oates
By: Patrick Cordingley, Sue Limb

The Fateful Battle Line
The Fateful Battle Line
By: Michael Glover



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.