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Naval Policy Between the Wars. Volume II: The Period of Reluctant Rearmament 1930-1939
Naval Policy Between the Wars. Volume II: The Period of Reluctant Rearmament 1930-1939
By Stephen Roskill
Naval Institute Press, 1976, 252 pp.

This second volume, like the first, is written with mastery of detail from a wealth of original sources, a superb feel for naval matters based upon personal experience, and an ability to make firm historical judgments. Captain (and historian) Roskill's account deals at length with both the interwar naval disarmament conferences and the events that led to naval rearmament.