22.02.2017

A LIFE OF THE ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET ANDREW CUNNINGHAM

A Life of Admiral of the Fleet Andrew Cunningham

Author(s)                 Michael Simpson
Publisher Frank Cass Publishers
Date 2004
Pages 306
Format pdf
Size 3.1 Mb

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   This book is solely dedicated to a life of Sir Andrew Cunningham, the Admiral of the Royal Navy and one of the most prominent historic characters, leading sailor of the Navy of the World War Two. He was known for his initials "ABS" and he is still commemorated. The principal theatre of his naval operations was in the Mediterranean sea where he held the line against the strategic situations worse that they could be expected and even imagined by the people dealing with the planning. This fact has been exemplified by the role that the Royal Navy played in conducting the fighting withdrawal versus the  catastrophic odds from Crete is spring of the year 1941. Admiral felt and knew that not only the fate of the British expeditionary forces but also reputation of the whole Navy was at stake, and this made him resolute in his actual support fir the subject operation. He also held against Churchill's demands for the more offensive actions than just demanded by the strategic circumstances or the resources possessed by the Admiral. And that was quite different sort of battle, highly political and continual, but for sure, should that battle be lost by Cunningham, the potential consequences could be terrible. The publication will provide naval historians and just enthusiasts with all required information and very interesting facts related to the life and fight of the Admiral Cunningham.

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