Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by EwenS » 13 Sep 2020 08:43

There is an Osprey Fortress book on Scapa Flow
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scapa-Flow-def ... 435&sr=1-7

Or for a very brief and general overview
https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Home-D ... oks&sr=1-1

Alternatively you could consider joining the Fortress Study Group and obtain copies of their in house publications. Unfortunately these only seem to be available to members but there does seem to be a downloadable index available FOC from which you might be able to judge if it is worthwhile or not. But is covers all periods and countries.

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Hyus » 13 Sep 2020 08:56

Thank you Ewen. I should have checked Osprey, they sometimes have useful little introductions to a topic.

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Attrition » 24 Sep 2020 20:57

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/152 ... bl_vppi_i6

RAF at the Crossroads: The Second Front and Strategic Bombing Debate, 1942-1943 Greg Baughen [b]30 March 2021[/b]

Eagerly awaited by this reader.

PS don't know why the bolding hasn't worked.

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Attrition » 08 May 2021 23:18

[quote=Attrition post_id=2293586 time=1600977432 user_id=33401]
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/152 ... bl_vppi_i6

RAF at the Crossroads: The Second Front and Strategic Bombing Debate, 1942-1943 Greg Baughen [b]30 March 2021[/b]

Eagerly awaited by this reader.

PS don't know why the bolding hasn't worked.
[/quote]

Still waiting....

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Loïc » 22 May 2021 23:03

coming soon, an unusual topic as often with HELION, Logistics

the author had already written one for the Great War

https://www.helion.co.uk/military-histo ... 9-1940.php
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A Great Feat of Improvisation redresses the long-standing lacuna in the historiography of the BEF: logistics. Wide ranging in reach, comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, it lucidly demonstrates, through description and analysis, not only the importance of logistics to military operations during the
campaign but provides fresh evidence and analysis on the deployment sustainment, operations and evacuation of the BEF in the period 1939-1940.

A Great Feat of Improvisation examines how pre-war strategic, economic, political and defence dynamics influenced the plans to generate and deploy the BEF, before assessing how the logistic challenges were met. Many aspects of the BEF's logistic operations are described and analysed, including the development of the BEF’s Wheeled Motor Transport capability, the establishment and expansion of the Base, the role of military and commercial railways to the BEF's capability and the organization and capability of logistics at divisional level.

The BEF’s ammunition, supply and fuel distribution systems, together with the delivery of equipment spares, recovery and repairs, are examined in addition to the logistics under-pinning the BEF’s growing offensive Gas Warfare capability. Logistic support to the 1st Armoured Division is described from the division’s formation to its evacuation from France, whilst the logistic aspects of denial and recovery operations are explored. Also assessed is the planning and delivery of the ‘Quartering’ requirement within the United Kingdom for the returning units of the BEF and support to the Soldier in France.

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 24 May 2021 04:08

1936. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping. 1936-37. (Регистр судоходства Ллойда.), PDF.

VOL.I STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS,ETC. SAILING VESSEl.S SHIPOWNERS, ETC. (том I пароходы и теплоходы водоизмещением до 300 тонн, траулеры, буксиры, земснаряды и т. д. парусные суда, судовладельцы и т.д.), 1119 стр., 127,00 Мб.

VOL. 2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS GROSS AND OVER. (Том. 2 пароходы и теплоходы общим водоизмещением 300 тонн и более.), 1019 стр., 145,00 Мб.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... loyda.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Attrition » 24 May 2021 10:11

[quote=Attrition post_id=2342276 time=1620512314 user_id=33401]
[quote=Attrition post_id=2293586 time=1600977432 user_id=33401]
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/152 ... bl_vppi_i6

RAF at the Crossroads: The Second Front and Strategic Bombing Debate, 1942-1943 Greg Baughen [b]30 March 2021[/b]

Eagerly awaited by this reader.

PS don't know why the bolding hasn't worked.
[/quote]

Still waiting....
[/quote]

Another good read, a powerful exposition of the cost to the RN and the army 1939-end 1942 of the priority given to Bomber Command, marred only by the RAF getting away with it.

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 25 May 2021 04:01

1945. LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING 1945-46. PDF.

Vol 1., STEAMERS AND · MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS GROSS AND OVER, STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS, TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, &c., SAILING VESSELS, LIST OF SHIP OWNERS, &c. (Том 1., ПАРОХОДЫ И · ТЕПЛОХОДЫ БРУТТО 300 ТОНН И БОЛЕЕ, ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ ДО 300 ТОНН, ТРАУЛЕРЫ, БУКСИРЫ, ЗЕМСНАРЯДЫ И Т. Д., ПАРУСНЫЕ СУДА, СПИСОК СУДОВЛАДЕЛЬЦЕВ И Т. Д.), 1358 стр., 159,00 Мб.

Vol 2., STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS TRA WLERS,TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC. SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC. (Том 2., ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ 300 ТОНН и более, ТРАУЛЕРОВ, БУКСИРОВ, ЗЕМСНАРЯДОВ и т.д. ПАРУСНЫЕ СУДА, СУДОВЛАДЕЛЬЦЕВ и т.д., 992 стр., 106,00 Мб.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... 45-46.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 27 May 2021 11:54

1930. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping 1930-31 (регистр Ллойда судов)., PDF.

VOL.I STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC. SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC., 878 стр., 92,00 Мб.

VOL.2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC., 1450 стр., 210,00 Мб.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... sudov.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Sheldrake » 27 May 2021 12:15

I have just started Britain's war: Into Battle by Dan Todman
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I have only reached 1938, but it is very good. It explains the logic behind Baldwin and Chamberlain's thinking and the British politics of the time.
It is good balance to the norm of WSC Hagiography

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 29 May 2021 14:03

1931. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping 1931-32 (регистр Ллойда судов)., PDF.

VOL.I STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC. SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC., 874 стр., 85,00 Мб.,

VOL.2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC.,

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... sudov.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 30 May 2021 16:12

1932. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping 1932-33 (регистр Ллойда судов)., PDF.

VOL.I STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TU GS, DREDGERS,ETC. SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC. (ТОМ I ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ ВОДОИЗМЕЩЕНИЕМ ДО 300 ТОНН, ТРАУЛЕРЫ, ТУ ГС, ЗЕМСНАРЯДЫ И ДР. ПАРУСНЫЕ СУДА СУДОВЛАДЕЛЬЦЕВ И Т. Д.)., 1176 стр., 127,00 Мб.,

VOL.2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TUGS, DREDGERS, ETC SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC., 1090 стр., 140,00 Мб., PDF.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... .-PDF.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 03 Jun 2021 16:42

1934. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping. 1934-35. (Регистр судоходства Ллойда.), PDF.

VOL.I STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS UNDER 300 TONS TRAWLERS, TU GS, DREDGERS,ETC. SAILING VESSELS SHIPOWNERS, ETC. (ТОМ I ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ ВОДОИЗМЕЩЕНИЕМ ДО 300 ТОНН, ТРАУЛЕРЫ, ЗЕМСНАРЯДЫ И ДР. ПАРУСНЫЕ СУДА СУДОВЛАДЕЛЬЦЕВ И Т. Д.)., 1024 стр., 113,00 Мб.

VOL. 2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS GROSS AND OVER. Том. 2 ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ общим водоизмещением 300 тонн и более., 1011 стр., 145,00 Мб.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... loyda.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

Post by Geglov2 » 06 Jun 2021 13:54

1935. LLOYD'S REGISTER of shipping. 1935-36. (Регистр судоходства Ллойда.), PDF.

ч. 1., 1056 стр., 116,00 Мб., общим водоизмещением 300 тонн и менее., 1056 стр., 116,00 Мб.

VOL. 2 STEAMERS AND MOTORSHIPS OF 300 TONS GROSS AND OVER. Том. 2 ПАРОХОДЫ И ТЕПЛОХОДЫ общим водоизмещением 300 тонн и более., 1003 стр., 134,00 Мб., PDF.

https://book-olds.ru/BookLibrary/00913- ... .-yaz.html

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Re: Recommended reading on the British Empire 1919-1945

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