This is a comprehensive history of Britain's naval bulwark, the Home Fleet. It illuminates the vital role that fleet played in preserving Britain as a base of operations against Hitler. We see portrayed the hard days of blockade, patrol and battle that encompassed the Home Fleet's war. And we see how that war was made harder by weaknesses at the Admiralty and by the damaging interference of the Minister of Defence Winston Churchill.
JAMES LEVY earned his PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea, and has published articles in The Mariner's Mirror, The Naval War College Review and The Journal of Strategic Studies. He lives on Long Island and teaches History at Hofstra University and SUNY Farmingdale.