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1. An Ad Hoc NavyThe Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1. An Ad Hoc Navy: The Revolutionary War (1775–1783)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0001
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‘An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775–1783)’ describes the Patriots’ response to the British Royal Navy strongholds in Boston and New York and the role of armed vessels during the ... More
8. Allied victory, 1944–5

8. Allied victory, 1944–5  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0009
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The Western Allies intended to fight until the Axis powers surrendered unconditionally. ‘Allied victory, 1944–45’ considers the Allied strategy, agreed at a conference in Tehran, that there ... More
3. An American Navy ConfirmedThe War of 1812

3. An American Navy Confirmed: The War of 1812  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0003
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When America declared war against the British in 1812, most U.S. Navy ship captains hoped to conduct independent cruises against British commerce, but John Rodgers lobbied successfully for ... More
1. ‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?

1. ‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776045
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0001
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9780192804709
Popular culture depicts the Romans fighting the ‘Western Way of War’ where the aim is an open, decisive battle, which is won with courage and discipline. The other side are portrayed as ... More
4. Barbarossa: the German invasion of the Soviet Union

4. Barbarossa: the German invasion of the Soviet Union  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0005
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‘Barbarossa: The German invasion of the Soviet Union’ outlines Germany's attack on the Soviet Union, which began in the early hours of June 22 1941 with an army of over three million men ... More
2. Causation

2. Causation  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0003
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What causes modern war to start? ‘Causation’ looks at the reasons for groups going to war with each other and analyses the inter-linked roles of nationalism, the state, empire, religion, ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Alex Roland

in War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190605414
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10.1093/actrade/9780190605384.003.0005
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Technological change continues at an increasing pace, especially for military technology, with its widespread, institutionalized research and development. Near-future technologies include ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Gerard L. Weinberg

in World War II: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191781292
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688777.003.0010
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The ‘Conclusion’ shows how the world was changed forever by World War II, during which around sixty million people had been killed, the majority of them civilians. There were huge losses in ... More
Conclusion: war, terrorism, and future research

Conclusion: war, terrorism, and future research  

Richard English

in Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.003.0006
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The Conclusion sets out three important difficulties when researching the topic of modern war today: the unhelpful fragmentation of the research field on modern war, how to reconcile what ... More
9. Confronting the SovietsThe Cold War Navy (1945–1975)

9. Confronting the Soviets: The Cold War Navy (1945–1975)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0009
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9780199394760
At the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy was more than twice as large as all the rest of the navies of the world combined. The inevitable contraction that followed was less draconian than ... More

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