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60 st / April 2017 www.sea-technology.com present a full picture of the Japanese Navy's role in the war. The U.S. Navy Against the Axis By Vincent P. O'Hara Paperback. 400 pp. Naval Institute Press. $24.95 This book tells the story of the U.S. Navy's surface fleet in World War II with an emphasis on ship-to-ship com- bat. The book refutes the widely held notion that the at- tack on Pearl Harbor rendered battleships obsolete and that aviation and submarines dominated the Pacific War. It demonstrates how the surface fleet played a decisive role at critical junctures. It was crucial to America's ultimate victory, and its story holds many lessons for today's Navy and the nation. A Tale of Two Navies By Anthony R. Wells Hardback. 264 pp. Naval Institute Press. $35.00 This book is an analysis of the unique relationship be- tween the United States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present. This loosely chronological study exam- ines the histories, strategies, operations, technology and intelligence activities of both navies. The special intelli- gence relationship is highlighted by unique knowledge and insights into the workings of U.S. and British intel- ligence. Bringing his extensive experience in both navies to bear, Wells provides a revealing look at the importance of naval thinking and how it impacts not only every level of naval activity, but also national defense. ST The Victory at Sea By RAdm. William Sowden Sims, USN Paperback. 482 pp. Naval Institute Press. $24.95 The commander of U.S. naval forces operating in Euro- pean waters during World War I (WWI), Sims offers an authoritative account of the U.S. Navy's role in the war. RAdm. Sims explains the significance of submarine war- fare, and its role in the defeat of Germany. Admiral Sims was placed in charge of American naval forces in Europe for the duration of WWI. After being rebuffed by his supe- riors when he made suggestions for improvement in gun- nery practice, he is reported to have gone over their heads and claimed directly to President Theodore Roosevelt that American gunnery was hopelessly inaccurate. Roosevelt called him back to become inspector of naval target prac- tice. Admiral Sims served his country for 46 years. The Japanese Navy in World War II Second Edition Edited by David C. Evans Paperback. 592 pp. Naval Institute Press. $34.95 First published in 1986 and lauded by historians and World War II buffs eager for the Japanese viewpoint, this collection of essays makes significant contributions to the field of World War II literature. In it, top-ranking Japanese officers offer their personal perspectives of the Pacific War. This second edition adds five articles to the original 12 to books

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