Book review — naval history

The Yamato wheels in a tight curve in an effort to avoid aerial bombardment

The spectacular suicide mission of the world’s greatest battleship

10 March 2018 9:00 am

In April 1945, the Japanese battleship Yamato — the largest and heaviest in history — embarked upon a suicide mission.…

A recruiting poster from 1917, establishing the Wrens

Getting women on board: the history of the WRNS

20 January 2018 9:00 am

This book is a thoroughly researched account of the parts played by women in the service of the Royal Navy…

The French frigate Surveillante blows up the British frigate Quebec in a minor but famously furious engagement on 6 October 1779

The waves that wrecked Britannia

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Military history is more popular than respected. It is not hard to see why. It is masculine history, a trifecta…

The deeper secrets of Britain’s submarines

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The Silent Deep is a compelling and fascinating exposé of a service that for too long has had to remain…