The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force (Paperback)

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In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the U.S. Navy. How this was achieved by a nation nearing exhaustion after five years of conflict is a story of epic proportions in which ingenuity, diplomacy, and dogged persistence all played a part. This ground-breaking new work by David Hobbs describes the background, creation, and expansion of the British Pacific Fleet from its first tentative strikes, through operations off the coast of Japan, to its impact on the immediate post-war period. It includes the opinions of U.S. Navy liaison officers attached to the British flagships.

About the Author

After serving in the Royal Navy as a pilot for thirty-three years, DAVID HOBBS was the curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. He has since become a naval aviation journalist and writer; his most recent book is A Century of Carrier Aviation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526702838
ISBN-10: 1526702835
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English