John Pratt, pen name John Winton (3 May 1931 in London – 27 April 2001) was an English author and obituarist, following a career in the Royal Navy in which he rose to Lieutenant-Commander. He was born in London and served in the Korean War and during the Suez Crisis. Whilst still in the Navy, he wrote the comic novel We Joined the Navy, featuring the character of “The Artful Bodger”. Several other novels, and a number of non-fiction works on naval subjects, followed, including a biography of Admiral John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe. Pratt also served for 14 years as an obituarist for The Daily Telegraph.[1]

Below the Belt: Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare K

Below the Belt: Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare K

A remarkable history of unorthodox naval weapons and strategies from the days of the Ancient Greeks to the end of World War Two.

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Jellicoe

Jellicoe

An engrossing reassessment of the Commander-in-Chief of British naval forces during World War One.

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Air Power at Sea, 1945-1989

Air Power at Sea, 1945-1989

An engrossing account of naval air power from the end of the Second World War through to the end of the Cold War.

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Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War I

Ultra at Sea: How Breaking the Nazi Code Affected Allied Naval Strategy During World War I

An enthralling examination on the impact that military intelligence had on the Second World War at sea.

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Find, Fix and Strike!

Find, Fix and Strike!

A full examination of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm from the beginning of World War Two until final operations off Japan in August, 1945.

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The Forgotten Fleet
Ultra in the Pacific

Ultra in the Pacific

An astounding assessment of the invaluable role of U.S. and Allied codebreakers in the sprawling naval war against Japan.

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War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay

Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima; the War in the Pacific was one of the most brutal aspects of the Second World War.

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Carrier Glorious

Carrier Glorious

The engrossing but tragic history of the Royal Navy’s worst loss of World War Two.

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Death of the Scharnhorst

Death of the Scharnhorst

An epic account of how the Royal Navy tracked down, cornered, and sank one of the most fearsome German warships of the Second World War.

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Sink the Haguro!

Sink the Haguro!

An engrossing history of the last major naval battle in World War Two’s Pacific War.

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Cunningham: The Greatest Admiral Since Nelson

Cunningham: The Greatest Admiral Since Nelson

An engrossing biography of one of the most important naval leaders of the Second World War.

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