The Short but Brilliant Life of the British Pacific Fleet

Sarantakes, Nicholas E.
January 2006
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Winter2006, Issue 40, p85
The article presents information on the Great Britain Royal Navy. The Royal Navy was massive and today would be the largest navy on the planet. During the second world war it fought the Imperial Japanese Navy as a component of the U.S. Fifth and Third Fleets. The presence of the British navy provided diplomatic, political, and operational advantages that far outweighed ensuing complications during the second world war. Despite the many supply problems, the British Pacific Fleet fought bravely in Japanese waters in three different periods.


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