[BOOKS] ✭ Neptune’s Admiral ✷ Gilbert Andrew Hugh Gordon – Bluevapours.co.uk The definitive biography of the British naval commander who masterminded the evacuation of Dunkirk and was the operational genius behind the Allied landings at NormandyAdmiral Bertram Ramsay may not b The definitive biography of the British naval commander who masterminded the evacuation of Dunkirk and was the operational genius behind the Allied landings at NormandyAdmiral Bertram Ramsay may not be the most familiar World War II commander but he was critical to the Allied victory He orchestrated the dramatic evacuation of British expeditionary forces at Dunkirk planned the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and worked closely with General Dwight Eisenhower on Operation Neptune the Allied landings on the beaches of NormandyIn this magisterial biography over a decade in the making Andrew Gordon captures Ramsay's complex conflicted nature Born into a family with a military heritage but little money Ramsay joined the navy at fourteen As a junior officer he developed the obsessive standards of discipline that would characterize his career managing his ships through regulation than charisma He had freuent run ins with his seniors including a notorious dispute in with the Commander in Chief Home Fleet that forced his retirement Brought back to service in August Ramsay would oversee operations in the English Channel where his talent for logistics proved vital Though Ramsay's acerbic manner could generate friction Eisenhower would later write that not only was he outstanding as an able sailor and a wonderful teammate in this Allied Force but he was my warm personal friend Gordon offers a penetrating study of command dynamics as he covers the key engagements of the warThe first full life biography of Ramsay in over sixty years and the most authoritative portrait we are ever likely to have Neptune's Admiral restores this great naval commander to his essential place in World War II history.
Andrew Gordon is a Reader in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London where he is the Maritime Historian His first degree was a BSc Econ Hons in International Politics at Aberystwyth College University of Wales His second was a PhD in War Studies at King's College University of London.
- 400 pages
- Neptune’s Admiral
- Gilbert Andrew Hugh Gordon
- 01 January 2015 Gilbert Andrew Hugh Gordon