HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805

HMS Victory Pocket Manual 1805

Naval Inst Pr

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In contrast to earlier deception histories that have tended to focus on Britain's later efforts emphasizing Operation Bodyguard, this work clearly shows that this strategy was forged much earlier in the deserts of Africa under the leadership of Dudley Clarke, not in London. Moreover, it was born not out of opportunity, but out of sheer desperation, when in June 1940 the British found themselves completely unprepared for war.


Peter Goodwin is widely acknowledged as one of the leading writers on the sailing warship. His published titles include the classic The Construction and Fitting of the Sailing Man of War.

Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00 x 7.25 inches

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