THE BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET: THE ROYAL NAVY’S MOST POWERFUL STRIKE FORCE
462pp., 200 illus., P.B. 2017. In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the US Navy in the thick of the action.