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Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen, and John Horsfield


This first account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder's Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936–1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes – ‘everywhere weak and naked’, in Churchill's phrase – it examines the Royal Navy's role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945. Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the ... More

Keywords: Royal Navy, Pacific War, Winston Churchill, 1942, Japanese surrender, 1945, James Somerville

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201502
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur J. Marder, author
the Universities of Hawaii and California

Mark Jacobsen, author
United States Naval Historical Center, Washington

John Horsfield, author
American University at Cairo