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    Ian Sumner(Author) Alix Baker(Illustrator)

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The outbreak of war found the Royal Navy with world-wide responsibilities but, despite its legendary professionalism, out-of-date strategic doctrines. Despite some early clashes between capital ships, advances in submarine warfare and naval aviation would soon come to dominate the war at sea. By mid-1943, however, the Royal Navy dominated the Mediterranean, was winning the campaign against the Atlantic U-boats, and was convoying vast quantities of war material across the Atlantic and to Russia. The 'senior service' made a huge contribution to the D-Day landings, and sent strong units to support the USN in the final campaigns against Japan.

Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but is now a freelance author. His previous work for Osprey includes two Men-at-Arms titles on the French Army 1914-45; he has also written several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife. Alix Baker, one of Britain's leading military artists with an international reputation, works full time for regiments, museums and on publics and private commissions. She has contributed artwork and maps to many military history books and journals. Her paintings, both military and non-military, have been exhibited in many countries, and historians, silversmiths and sculptors frequently seek her assistance. An organiser of, or exhibitor at, several art exhibitions, she is an active committee member of the Armed Services Art Society. Her mail order site markets her products worldwide (www.alix-baker-militaryart.com). Alix is married with two sons and lives in Hampshire, UK.

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  • By G A Walker on 22 October 2015

    Fantastic book. Great insight into the service during the war.

  • By Guest on 8 December 2016

    Very good

  • By BALDRICK 399 on 2 March 2012

    As with all Osprey books, well illustrated, good photos and enough information to make you want to know more about the subject. More about the rank structures and badges would have been nice but you can't have everything. Helped me understand what my grandfather went through in the Arctic convoys etc having had no previous knowledge of the so called "Senior Service" being a "PONGO".

  • By Dominic Barron on 5 September 2014

    Brilliant like ronseal as exactly as it said. Received with speed and well packaged. Very pleased and very muchly happy :-)


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