1st.ed., 1982. X + 274 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Pencil markings & notes. Nr.FINE. Signed in pencil by Captain A. B. Sainsbury RNR, May 1982, and inscribed "In memory of HMS SHEFFIELD and those who died in her '" (See No. 193 above). Published just prior to the outbreak of the Falklands War in 1982, the author examines contemporary maritime strategy and looks at how the dawning of the age of nuclear weapons has affected strategy at sea. The author also examines the historical evolution of the subject, focusing on classical naval thinkers such as Mahan, Colomb and Corbett. There are also studies of American and Soviet maritime theory, considering both ancient and modern use of sea power. Contributors to this study include John Hattendorf, Richard Hill, Barry Hunt, Peter Nailor, Bryan Ranft, Stephen Roskill and Craig Symonds.