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The Royal Navy Day by Day
The Royal Navy Day by Day, the splendid history of the Senior Service across 500 years, presented as a diary of daily events, has become a familiar and much-loved part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. It is the standard naval history reference book employed daily throughout the Fleet. Here are recorded not just great battles but also minor actions by small ships, and the service of men and women, sailors, Royal Marines, the WRNS, aircrew, submariners, and RFA and Merchant Navy personnel, down the generations. It is also the Royal Navy's own story - what was done to it by the sea, the enemy and the Admiralty - and the traditions and customs, the quirks and eccentricities it has gathered around itself. This book is a tribute to the Royal Navy but it is not a company history; it records just a few of the Navy's dropped catches and own goals which give added credibility to this very fine record. The Royal Navy Day by Day is highly regarded in the Royal Navy and it is issued to all HM ships and establishments. First published in 1979, this expanded fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and contains many fresh images.
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This book has become an essential work of reference and of inspiration throughout the Fleet...a remarkable publication...a tremendous achievment -- Admiral Sir Jonathan Band The Royal Navy thrives on history: it is a vital part of how the Navy understands itself. And one book which has been omnipresent through the making of this series if 'The Royal Navy Day by Day' by Lawrie Phillips Now an absolutely essential book of reference...meticulously researched...absolutely compulsive reading -- Rear Admiral Richard Hill [Lawrie Phillips is] a leading naval historian with a deep admiration for the Royal Navy and a profound understanding of its business -- Admiral Rt Hon. Baron West of Spithead