Understanding victory : naval operations from Trafalgar to the Falklands
Oxford : Praeger, 2014, XII-248 p.
Providing a unique assessment of naval strategy and historic outcomes across centuries of warfare, Understanding Victory: Naval Operations from Trafalgar to the Falklands presents four case studies that examine each ship-based battle narrative to expose and analyze the factors that contributed to each side’s success or defeat. The work opens with an overview of the general causes of success and failure in naval operations. Each case study starts with a detailed narrative of the battle and then reviews the conflict from the key perspectives identified in the introduction. These classic examples of naval warfare underscore how the outcome of naval operations is often predetermined by the clarity and quality of the mission aim, and point out striking constants in naval warfare despite the obvious differences in military technologies over a long span of time. (4e de couv.)
Geoffrey Till, PhD, is emeritus professor of maritime studies at King’s College London. His published works include Asia’s Naval Expansion: An Arms Race in the Making? and Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition. A maritime strategist, Till holds a doctorate in naval history from the University of London.
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