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The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Marcus Faulkner and Alessio Patalano


From the first moments of the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 through to the Japanese surrender on 2 September 1945, the sea shaped the course and conduct of the war. The impact could be felt far beyond the shoreline as the arms and armies carried across the oceans were ultimately destined to wage war ashore. Populations and industries depended on the raw materials and supplies in a war that increasingly became a contest of national will and economic might. It was ultimately the war at sea, and from the sea, that linked numerous regional conflicts and theaters of operation and wo ... More

Keywords: War at sea, Regional conflicts, Theaters of operation, Global war, Maritime efforts, Naval strategy, World War II, Second World War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781949668049
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus Faulkner, editor
King's College London

Alessio Patalano, editor
King's College London