New book on British and British Commonwealth participation in the end of World War II

June 09, 2009

Greetings from Rhode Island

Dear Mr. Gregory,

I just wanted to write you a quick note and let you know I recently discovered your web site. Extremely impressive. I just finished a book on British and British Commonwealth participation in the end of World War II. Several chapters focused on the activities of the British Pacific Fleet. The book is joint in that it examines air and land operations as well, but it was at sea that the UK and the dominions had an impact on coalition warfare. It is also international in that I have chapters about events in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It was fun project in that I got to visit all the countries I was studying.

The book comes out later this year and I was surfing the internet looking for role models for developing web sites and/or a blog related to the book. Needless to say, I found your site and am enjoying it immensely. It is the type of site that you need to visit again and again, before you can really taken it all in.

Got to run to class, but just wanted you to know your site was appreciated.


Associate Professor
Department of Strategy and Policy
U.S. Naval War College
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
(401) 841-1249

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes is the author of three books.  The most recent is "Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan" (2009).

Dear NICK,

My thanks for your very nice comments about AHOY, they are really appreciated.

I must point out that it is very much a joint effort, I do the research and writing, but it is my Web Master in Atlanta Georgia, Terry Kearns who is responsible for the way that content is displayed to the world, without him, I would indeed be foundering.

Your latest book would indeed interest me, please alert me when it is published and by whom.

It is very pleasing to have someone in your position to comment on AHOY and to find it useful.

Best wishes and regards,


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