World War II at Sea is a complete narrative of the naval war and all its belligerents, on all of the world’s oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Craig Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection.
Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.
He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.