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on 21 November 2013
I have not purchased this book, I will not purchase this book.

Having read snippets of the book in preview, it's clear the editor has made little effort to research the subject matter.
If the ABDA command is little understood, as he claims, because so few survived to tell the tale, why is my bookshelf groaning with weight of accounts written by ADBA survivors in the last 70 years?
Also, if HMS Exeter was lost with all hands, who is the impostor that returned from a 3 and a half year ordeal as a guast of the Japanese in 1945 I thought was my grandad?

Buy this book at your peril.
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on 22 November 2013
The book is poorly researched and riddled with inaccuracies. The author states that HMS Exeter was lost with all hands, so it must be a work of fiction. The real HMS Exeter lost 54 of her crew.
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on 1 May 2016
The book contain of 33 short articles, about ten pages each. Written by different authors, some of them seem to be somewhat sloppy, and there is not list of sources to back anything up. I several of the articles, navies only had a minor role, and it was often unclear what it was that lost the War at Sea.

The icing on the cake however is this sentence: "Both of them had been resounding victories." - Victories for whom? I does not say. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty clear what the author is talking about, but this kind of phrase has it's place in a piece of propaganda, not in a book about history.
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on 7 March 2016
as advertised
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