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Brassey's Book of Naval Blunders (Military Blunders) e-book

Author:

Geoffrey Regan

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

Military

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1202 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

Brassey's (November 1, 2000)

Pages:

187

ISBN:

1574882538

Brassey's Book of Naval Blunders (Military Blunders) e-book

by Geoffrey Regan


Geoffrey Regan surveys fascinating and disastrous decisions in naval and military warfare history. This book is the first in a series of titles that included "Air Force Blunders" and "More Military Blunders" published fall 2000.

Geoffrey Regan surveys fascinating and disastrous decisions in naval and military warfare history. Both entertaining and informative, here is a look at a history that has been marked as much by incompetence as by gallantry and glory. From ancient Geoffrey Regan surveys fascinating and disastrous decisions in naval and military warfare history.

Anybody read this highly entertaining series of military hist books- MILITARY BLUNDERS, NAVAL BLUNDERS, MORE MILITARY BLUNDERS- by Geoffrey Regan on the worst military and naval foulups of all time ? There are some interesting AH snippets such as re the RN's aircraft.

Anybody read this highly entertaining series of military hist books- MILITARY BLUNDERS, NAVAL BLUNDERS, MORE MILITARY BLUNDERS- by Geoffrey Regan on the worst military and naval foulups of all time ? There are some interesting AH snippets such as re the RN's aircraft carriers around the time of the Falklands (as discussed in the Discussion Forum) speculating that had Argentina waited another yr to inavde the Falklands, they might've been in a better position without the RN having any aircraft carriers at all; and WI the Argentines had been more aware of.

book fountain has no other items for sale. Good condition paperback. Book may have inscriptions, toning and foxing Author: Regan, Geoffrey. Date Published: 2000. Details about The Brasseys Book of Naval Blunders (Blunders Series), Regan, Geo. The Brasseys Book of Naval Blunders (Blunders Series), Regan, Geo. Item information. Author: Regan, Geoffrey. Title: The Brasseys Book of Naval Blunders (Blunders Series), Regan, Geo. Binding: Paperback.

Military Blunders is a show that airs on History Channel International, and is narrated by Stan Watt. It follows military operations that didn't succeed, or have the exact opposite effect of what was being attempted. The show covers anything from military operations and important historical figures to weaponry design.

Who was responsible for the design of the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight? Why did Lord Ansonset out to circumnavigate the world with a crew of Chelsea pensioners? And how did the British cruiser HMS Trinidad manage to torpedo itself in the Arctic

Geoffrey Regan was a History Master at Charterhouse School, Godalming and Deputy Headmaster and Acting Headmaster at Halliford School.

Geoffrey Regan was a History Master at Charterhouse School, Godalming and Deputy Headmaster and Acting Headmaster at Halliford School. He wrote 30 historical and educational books including, Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Flying Blunders, Blue on Blue and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for Channel 4's 'Great Military Blunders' series, broadcast in 2000 and Historical Consultant for ABCs 'Blue on Blue' (Autumn 2000).

Geoffrey Regan is the author of more than twenty books of military history and served as a consultant on the .

Geoffrey Regan is the author of more than twenty books of military history and served as a consultant on the "Great Blunders" television series. This is not the equal of his previous books on Military and Naval blunders, but I recommend this one too. There is plenty of choice in the lists of blunders, but these books are entertaining as well as informative. One person found this helpful.

Great Military Blunders. ISBN 10: 0752218980 ISBN 13: 9780752218984. Publisher: Pan Macmillan, 2000.

Geoffrey Regan presents a fascinating catalog of naval incompetence throughout history, from Roman times to the Gulf War. Crammed with the intriguing and the bizarre and embellished with fifty illustrations, Brassey's Book of Naval Blunders is a serious but entertaining look at the follies and misjudgments-and sometimes the bad luck-of captains, fleet commanders, strategic planners, and ship designers.
Usishele
It's a fun read, as the title implies, but not to be confused with naval history. In fact, too often Mr. Regan seems to have edited out too much of the story, leaving me a bit perplexed. I found myself wishing there were fewer but longer entries.

Nonetheless, the ride was worth the fare.
Berenn
While the book goes the same way than the rest in the "blunder" series, the cases studied are far shorter (and thus less thoroughly explained) and the stories Regan has picked may be a little bit surprising, since none of the most known naval blunders in History doesn't appear in it (Actium, the Invincible Armada, the expedition to Cartagena de Indias in 1739...)
monotronik
Geoffrey Regan is described as "Britain's premier authority on military disasters" and, with the word "Blunders" in several of the titles of his previous books, he is certainly well qualified to provide an accurate account of those that are part of the world's naval history.

"The Brassey's Book of Naval Blunders" is a soft cover book measuring 9¾" x 7½" containing 182 pages of detailed information on various historic naval encounters from around the world. There is a good selection of supporting B&W photographs throughout. In an easy-to-read style of writing - and following a two-page introduction, the author commences with an account of the 18,000 mile journey of the Russian Fleet in 1905 and how two-thirds of that fleet were lost when they finally came up against the Japanese. Likening some of those involved to the Marx Brothers is an apt comparison and a good indication of what is to follow.

Part I of the book is then divided in chapters headed "Lunatic Admirals" - in which we are treated to no fewer than 16 excellent tales to fit that particular heading, "Tale of a Tub" - 10 instances of ship design ranging from a circular battleship to vessels that torpedoed themselves, "The Price of Admiralty" - where all the ultimate life-costing decisions are made by the governments and civil-servants-in-uniform of the day, "A Life on the Ocean Wave" - 6 tales of life aboard ship, "Above us the Waves" - various tales of submarine design left wanting (including the dreadful K-class) and "That Sinking Feeling" - recounting the loss of several well known vessels including the Mary Rose and HMS Vanguard.

Part II is simply headed "Case Studies" and is exactly that, the case studies of 22 important naval battles ranging from Drepana in 250 BC to Leyte Gulf in 1944. Whilst I had not previously heard of Drepana - I never realised how Leyte Gulf was such a close-run thing.

Altogether, this is a fascinating book, an excellent read and the answer to an awful lot of questions about naval warfare in general, the outcome of several naval engagements in particular and the fate of certain specific ships..

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net rider
This book has a considerable number of stories regarding naval blunders. Most are quite amusing and entertaining. If your goal is this, the book would be a five star. However, if you are looking for an analysis underlying the so-called blunders you will be dissappointed as the author provides very little in the way of analysis (either of the individual stories or any underlying themes as a group). A conclusion providing such a discussion in either the individual stories or the end of the book would have been useful.

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