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Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day ebook

by Geoffrey Regan


Geoffrey Regan wrote 30 historical and educational books, including Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal .

Geoffrey Regan wrote 30 historical and educational books, including Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Flying Blunders, Blue on Blue, and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for Channel 4's Great Military Blunders series, broadcast in 2000. Churchill was a moron according to the author, and if he is not, he is certainly overrated, and must have had a lot of sleepless nights, seeing the ghosts of all the men he was directly responsible for sending to their graves.

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From ancient times to the Bay of Pigs and the Falklands War, military history has been marked as much by misjudgements and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. Such blunders have sometimes ended in tragedy, sometimes in farce - such as the English troops, supposedly marching on Cadiz in 1625, who instead got drunk in a salt marsh. Sometimes they have ended in triumph, despite all the odds.

and ship designers from Roman times to the present day.

Great Naval Blunders : History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day. by Geoffrey Regan.

Geoffrey Regan was a History Master at Charterhouse School, Godalming, and Deputy Headmaster and Acting Headmaster at Halliford School. He wrote 30 historical and educational books, including Military Blunders, Naval Blunders, Historical Blunders, Royal Blunders, Blue on Blue, and Fight or Flight. He was the Series Consultant for the Great Military Blunders series and Historical Consultant for Blue on Blue.

Andre Deutsch, Carlton Books.

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From the Admiral Popov, the circular Russian battleship that wouldn't steer straight, to the HMS Trinidad, a British cruiser that managed to torpedo itself, this copiously illustrated collection of incompetence on the high seas takes a serious if often entertaining look at the misjudgments of captains, fleet commanders, and ship designers from Roman times to the present day. Full of jaw-dropping anecdotes, Great Naval Blunders proves the old adage, "Worse things happen at sea."
Nalmezar
This book is exactly what it says it is. I really enjoyed it. In it the author reminds us what other authors and historians routinely refuse or forget to do, and let us all know how incompetent the people in high places truly are, and how cavalier they are with human lives. Example 1 in this book is the British Admiralty, who we are always lead to believe over the centuries gave the world the finest navies-not so. We learn over and over of gross negligence and incompetence, and one name that comes up over and over is Churchill. Churchill was a moron according to the author, and if he is not, he is certainly overrated, and must have had a lot of sleepless nights, seeing the ghosts of all the men he was directly responsible for sending to their graves. Want to know how?? Check out the book. I found it to be a good quick read, and give it a strong five star rating.
huckman
An interesting and entertaining selection of incidents, somewhat spoilt at times by the lack of depth of research, as well as a somewhat populist view. Many of the items would have benefited from acceptance of much of the historical research which has been done, especially on the last two great wars. Thought provoking read all the same.
Faehn
Entertaining book but, as it must have been printed in a different format before, there are glaring typos and internal page references lead nowhere. still well worth reading if you are a fan of political science or military history.
Joni_Dep
It exposes how important it is to temper human arrogance with knowledge and thought. Also it touches famous battles like Leyte.
Washington
I'm still reading as I write this review. I've enjoyed the reading so far. Some of the stories describe events that I am already familiar with while others are new to me. But even the events that I already knew about are described from a slightly different perspective, being viewed in terms of the blunders that they were rather than straightforward historical events.

It might be a personal thing, but I would have preferred the book to be written in chronological sequence as this would have made the cross references between certain characters and events easier to follow. I understand the way that the author divided the subject into the various chapters, but even within these the action leaps back and forward like a literary TARDIS.
Bodwyn
Funny book and proof that human stupidity knows no bounds especially on the High Seas. A "Further Reading" list or abbreviated Bibliography would be nice as some of these tales are almost too fantastic to be believed. I could have done a better job editing this book for spelling and grammar errors than whoever did it, there is at least one error in every story.
Irostamore
The book is awesome. The fact that the Kindle app forces me to leave a review after every effing book is ridiculous.
The kerning is terrible, but the content and writing are great.
Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day ebook
Author:
Geoffrey Regan
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Andre Deutsch; Reprint edition (August 7, 2012)
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288 pages
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