In All Respects Ready – Australia’s Navy in World War I. Dr David Stevens. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195578584 Hardback $59.95 www. oup.com.au/stevens.
Reviewed by Tom Lewis
ARTHUR Jose, in The Royal Australian Navy 1914-1918, has in many respects provided the official Royal Australian Navy historical record for the Great War. That was written following that mighty conflict. Over the intervening period there have been many other – some workmanlike, some admirable – accounts of the war. Bob Nicholls, sadly now no longer with us, provided background material and often many excellent diagrams. There have been too several accounts of the Sydney-Emden battle.