It doesn't do people or countries any good to dwell too much on past successes or failures. I am old enough to have been taught at school about Britain's naval successes and what I was taught was largely mythical. I think it is a good thing that schools don't do that kind of thing any more. But as is often the case, the truth is a lot more interesting. This book reveals in a great deal of detail just how much went into creating the surprisingly brief period when Britain's navy was able to control the oceans of the world. There was a lot to it.
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