This is a list of some recommended books that will provide a background to the modern Royal Navy. By clicking on the Buy now button and purchasing from Amazon, the small commission we receive will help support this site.
Eminently readable and well paced, this covers the highs and lows of the RN in WWII. It has many deep historical insights including debunking the myth that it was solely the RAF that dettered the Germans from invading Britain in 1940.
Written in an engaging and accessible style, this manges to cover a lengthy historical period while retaining enough detail on the RN’s development and many fighting actions to be interesting.