CERCLES Book Reviews (February 2020)

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The CERCLES team (University of Rouen, France) is pleased to announce its regular series of reviews of books on the English-speaking world.


Of particular interest to H-War subscribers in the February 2020 series :

Simon Forty, D-Day UK : 100 Locations in Britain (Swindon: Historic England, 2019)—Reviewed by Hugh Clout, University College London



Trent Hone, Learning War : The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the U.S. Navy, 1898-1945 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018)—Reviewed by Robert T. Jones, US Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Gordon (Georgia)



Antoine Capet, FR Hist, Professor Emeritus of British Studies, Université de Rouen (France)


Trent Hone's analysis and conclusion, Guadalcanal was the US turning point in the Pacific during WW II deserves careful thought. One feature, the Midway argument did not involve any land campaign while Guadalcanal was major land action as well as naval action at sea.