Published: March 30, 2011 at 11:01 am
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
By James D. Hornfischer. 516 pp.
Random House, 2011. $30.
In the cauldron of the 1942 Guadalcanal Campaign, the role of the U.S. Navy's surface sailors is an epic saga of humiliating defeat, …
Published: February 08, 2011 at 7:06 pm
In August 1812, Captain Isaac Hull in the American frigate Constitution dismasted the Royal Navy's Guerrière in a resounding victory that helped the U.S. Navy hold its own for nearly three years against the mightiest sea power on earth.
Published: January 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm
The one-way voyage of the Stone Fleet:
An aging armada sets course to become an obstacle
There may not have been a less impressive fleet in the entire history of the American Navy. The ships were old, long past their …
Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:32 am
At the start of World War II, Singapore had symbolized the British Empire's presence in Southeast Asia for nearly a century. When its garrison surrendered to the Japanese on February 15, 1942, Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it the worst …
Published: December 01, 2010 at 11:31 am
The German Invasion of Norway
By Geirr H. Haarr. 474 pp.
Naval Institute Press, 2009. $49.95.
The Battle for Norway
By Geirr H. Haarr. 458 pp.
Naval Institute Press, 2009. $52.95.
In 1993, the very first …
Published: September 30, 2010 at 10:11 am
If the Allies never cracked the Triton code, the Battle of the Atlantic would have been hard won.
Published: September 30, 2010 at 10:10 am
Fans of Risk will enjoy this historically detailed new game from Wasteland Interactive.
Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
In ad 655 the emperor Constans II confronted a new and surprising threat to his Byzantine Empire. For years, armies of Arabs had overrun the empire’s southern provinces in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. Having defeated the Sassanid Empire, they dominated the Middle East and had even reached the gates of Constantinople before being driven back. But now these desert warriors had taken to the sea.
Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm
After three months of frustration, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in May 1863 succeeded in getting his army onto the east bank of the Mississippi River in the rear of the fortress city of Vicksburg. In a lightning campaign Grant’s army defeated Confederate detachments at Port Gibson on May 1, Raymond on May 12, and Jackson on May 14, neutralizing the Mississippi capital as a Confederate base for the relief of Vicksburg. Then he turned toward Vicksburg itself.
Published: July 30, 2010 at 9:28 am
The Battle of the Atlantic turned when Allied scientists joined the hunt.
Published: June 01, 2010 at 5:08 pm
The new submarine simulation game from Ubisoft leaves players afloat.
Published: January 13, 2010 at 10:23 am
Maritime raider Raphael Semmes was the scourge of Union blockaders and merchant shipping during the Civil War
Published: September 02, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Rear Admiral George Dewey, aboard USS Olympia, presided over the blooding of the modern U.S. Navy at the May 1, 1898, Battle of Manila Bay.
Published: August 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Secretary of the U.S. Navy William Jones's shrewd strategy was the key to America's successful asymmetric warfare against the Royal Navy in 1812.
Published: August 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm
Did a radical new Confederate gunship foil McClellan’s plan to end the Civil War in 1862? Photographs of the CSS Virginia and USS Monitor.
Published: July 31, 2009 at 2:28 pm
An aircraft carrier crew struggles for survival in the aftermath of a Japanese strike