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The War at Sea, 1939-1945. Volume I: the Defensive
The War at Sea, 1939-1945. Volume I: the Defensive
By Captain S. W. Roskill
H.M.S.O., British Information Services, 1954, 664 pp.

An able and weighty history of the war at sea--including also actions of the Fleet Air Arm and the R.A.F.--up to the loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse in December 1941. The volume is one of three on the maritime war in the officially sponsored History of the Second World War.