Stevens, David: In all respects ready: Australia’s navy in World War One

Stevens, David

In All Respects Ready: Australia’s Navy in World War One, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2014

When the newly built Australian fleet sailed into Sydney for the first time in October 1913, it was portrayed as a sign of peace that came from being prepared for war. Within a year that war had broken out, and the Royal Australian Navy, fully trained and ready, was the most professional and effective force Australia had to offer the British Empire. Throughout the next four years of conflict Australian ships and sailors would operate across the seas and oceans of the world, establishing a tradition of intrepid courage and dogged endurance while forging their own unique naval and national identity. (blurb)

The book is reviewed for Honest History by Alan Stephens. Another review by Harvey Broadbent, including photographs. The book won the Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Prize for 2015.

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