Other Publications: 1996

The Royal Australian Navy in World War II
The Royal Australian Navy in World War II

David Stevens


This book examines the part the RAN played throughout the six years of global conflict. Drawing on recently released documents and the latest research, the authors shed new light on the vital importance of the Australian role in supporting maritime campaigns in every theatre. The coverage ranges from the exploits of individual ships to the broad issues of strategy and naval policy. In lively accounts of operations which ranged from the Atlantic through the Mediterranean to the Pacific, both the triumphs and the tragedies of war at sea are critically considered. The home front too is not neglected - for the first time the essential contributions of women and industry are analysed in detail.


Published by Allen and Unwin and out of print.