This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.
About the Author
Dr Alastair Finlan teaches in the History Department at the American University in Cairo. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs, Britannia Royal Naval College, of which he is still an Associate Senior Lecturer. He has also lectured at the Universities of Keele and Plymouth. Mark J Grove teaches naval and international history in the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs, Britannia Royal Naval College, and lectures part time in the Department of Politics, University of Plymouth. He has a particular interest in amphibious warfare. Philip D Grove joined the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs, Britannia Royal Naval College in 1993 following the completion of two degrees from Aberystwyth in the area of Strategic Studies. He is presently Senior Lecturer in the department and working on a series of articles and a MPhil thesis concerning naval aviation in the twentieth century.