The British Pacific Fleet Experience and Legacy, 1944–50

Robb-Webb, Jon
Date published: 
January 2013

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was formed in October 1944 and dispatched to fight alongside the USN in the Central Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. This study explores the role of the BPF and its legacy through each level of war, from the grand strategic, through the military strategic and operational levels down to the tactical level. What is revealed through this approach is not just a new understanding of the importance of the BPF but also how interconnected each of the levels is. Written after extensive primary research the book also brings to light material drawn from the Admiralty's own secret Monthly Intelligence Reports, illustrating how the experience of the war in the Pacific would cast a long shadow over the very different circumstances of the post-war world.