FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The War at Sea, 1939-1945... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Softcover reissue. Some minor signs of reading, slight laminate lift to fore edge, and covers showing opening bend. Very clean and bright internally. Excellent reference example.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The War at Sea, 1939-1945: Volome II The Period of Balance. (Official History of the Second World War) Paperback – 26 Aug 2004


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£32.00
£20.15 £14.00
£32.00 FREE Delivery in the UK. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The War at Sea, 1939-1945: Volome II The Period of Balance.  (Official History of the Second World War) + War at Sea 1939-45: Volume III Part 2 the Offensive 1st June 1944-14th August 1945official History of the Second World War: Offensive 1st June 1944-14th August 1945 Vol 3, Pt. 2 + War at Sea 1939-45: Defensive v. 1 (Official History of the Second World War)
Price For All Three: £96.00

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 523 pages
  • Publisher: Naval & Military Press; New edition edition (26 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843428040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843428046
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 941,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By a Flynn on 11 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
See my review on Roskill's Volume 1. Used copy for £24 sounds not too bad. Though Roskill could not include "Ultra" and some of German records, and tells us little about such minor campaigns as Coastal Forces v E-Boats, he is excellent on the big ships, the major actions on the oceans, and of course the Battle of the Atlantic.
The reader will appreciate that he was a key staff officer in the war, knew many of the admirals, and had access to then secret Admiralty files. No doubt he had his team of reseachers, but his history is still masterfully and lucidly written. It is worth about 3 of many books written by young authors in recent years, who were not born before Pound, Tovey, Cunnigham, Norton, Raeder, Iachino, Nagumo etc died. Not just an old codger comment; his text has a "feel" which theirs don't.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on 9 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback
Given Roskill was actually head of Naval intelligence when he wrote the book its hard to claim that he did not have access to all the official records. He is VERY careful in not revealing his sources - he was clearly well informed about the operations of Bletchly Park - and was careful about not revealing that information.

Superb book or rather series of books, without equal, not just as a detailed and informed history, but also because of its literary style.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's a start 29 Dec. 2012
By Matthew Tesch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Every researcher of, and writer about, the naval history of WW2 will inevitably draw on Roskill's seminal official record at some point. What these volumes lack in battle-narrative detail they make up for in the jaw-dropping, broad-brush immensity of their coverage of the world's oceans, combatants and theatres of war - from a largely Royal Navy perspective. What these volumes lack in alternative perspectives has largely been balanced and refined by many other authors who have followed in Roskill's footsteps - usually with the benefit of not only greater hindsight but also better access to more and detailed, and once-restricted, records. This series will not provide all the 'flesh' we know today, but it remains an important 'skeleton' upon which to build interpretations and assessments.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback