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Anglo-American Naval Relations, 1919-1939

Vol 156 (2010), M. Simpson

The second in a projected set of five volumes dealing with Anglo America Naval Relations, this volume brings together documents from the period 1919-1939 which was dominated by a series of naval arms limitation and disarmament conferences. The book also includes a section of documents that deal with encounters of serving officers and men of the two navies and their observations on each other’s navy, while the final section details the hesitant and limited steps towards co-operation during 1937-1939 when the prospect of a second world war looked increasingly likely. Drawing on a wide range of documents from British and American archives, this volume provides a fascinating overview and insight into relations between the two navies during the interwar period. Contents: Preface; The Washington conference, 1919–1923; The Geneva conference, 1922–1927; The 1st London naval conference, 1927–1930; The 2nd London naval conference, 1930–1936; The sailors meet, 1919–1939; Edging towards an alliance, 1937–1939; List of sources and documents; Index.

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About Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson was educated at Cambridge, Ohio State and Glasgow Universities and was lecturer
in History and American Studies at Swansea University since 1966. He was General Editor for the
Navy Records Society between 1994 and 2000.
His publications include

People and Planning: A History of the Ohio Planning Conference, 1919-1969 (1969)

Anglo-American Naval Relations 1917-1919 (Navy Records Society, 1991).

The Somerville Papers (Navy Records Society, 1995).

The Cunningham Papers 2 volumes (Navy Records Society, 1999 and 2006).

Cunningham: A Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham (Ashgate, 2004).

Anglo-American Naval Relations 1919-1939 (Navy Records Society, 2010).

The Navy Records Society