A highly enjoyable, comprehensive and definitive account of what the RAN achieved in the Great War, is how DESMOND WOODS describes Dr David Stevens’ book ‘In All Respects Ready – Australia’s Navy in World War I’.Read More
German U-boats were sitting ducks on the surface in World War II, according to Martin W. Bowman in Deep sea hunters: RAF Coastal Command and the war against the U-boats and the German navy, 1939-45, reviewed by Major John Johnston (Rtd).Read More
“These ships will have a flexible and adaptive capability that has the potential to serve the nation well in a range of likely scenarios, but it will take firm leadership, ingenuity and determination to achieve it”. David Hobbs (p372) concerning the new carriers Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales. Dr Gregory Gilbert reviews British Aircraft Carriers.Read More
Legions of Rome. By Stephen Dando-Collins. St Martin’s Press, New York. Hard cover; 607 pages.
Reviewed by Dr Tom Lewis
THIS book’s introduction puts its central theme best when it argues: “The long existence of the Roman Empire had everything to do with the legions. While the legions were strong, Rome was strong. Conversely, the disintegration of the Late Empire has everything to do with the disintegration of the legions as effective fighting forces.”