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2024
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On Contested Shores

The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare

VOLUME 2

edited by Timothy Heck, B. A. Friedman, and Walker D. Mills

DOI: 10.56686/9798986259581

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The second volume of On Contested Shores builds on the success and reception of the first, providing historians, theorists, and especially practitioners with a new resource to explore the history and the future of amphibious operations.

This second volume arrives as the U.S. Marine Corps’ Force Design 2030 effort reaches a faster pace under a new Commandant. New original scholarship and research provides readers with a wealth of examples, new information about historical case studies, and deeper examinations of a wider array of amphibious issues. No other volume or set on amphibious operations provide such a diverse array of case studies and insights by leading researchers from around the world.

Since the release of the first volume, shores are newly contested in Ukraine and in the Red Sea, and preparations for a potential amphibious invasion of Taiwan have reached a fevered pitch. This second volume digs deeper into the epic history of amphibious operations and provides more insights into how they can be executed in the future.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword

Preface and Acknowledgments

Glossary of Select Terms and Acronyms

 

Introduction

Timothy Heck, B. A. Friedman, and Walker D. Mills

 

DOCTRINE AND LOGISTICS

Chapter One
The Landing at Collado Beach: The Logistical Importance of the Amphibious Landing near Veracruz during the Mexican-American War 
Christopher Menking

 

Chapter Two
The Landing Craft Controversy, 1934–1942
Jerry E. Strahan

 

Chapter Three
Red Tide over the Beach: Soviet Amphibious Warfare in Theory and Practice
Benjamin Claremont

 

Chapter Four
Innovative Amphibious Logistics for the Twenty-first Century
Walker D. Mills

 

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Chapter Five
Amphibious Juggernaut: How the Landing Ship, Tank, and Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Created the Most Powerful Amphibious Assault System of World War II
Douglas E. Nash Sr.

 

ORGANIZATION AND TRAINING

Chapter Six
The Union Defence Forces’ Amphibious Invasion of German South West Africa, 1914
David Katz

 

Chapter Seven
Operation Albion: The German Amphibious Landing on the Baltic Islands, 12–17 October 1917
Eric Sibul

 

Chapter Eight
Beyond Cold Shores: Inland Maneuver in Historical Polar Amphibious Operations
Lance R. Blyth

 

Chapter Nine
Soviet Preparations for a Naval Landing against Israel in June 1967 and Their Partial Implementation 
Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

 

POLICY AND INTEROPERABILITY

Chapter Ten
Operation Husky: The Challenges of Joint Amphibious Operations
Darren Johnson

 

Chapter Eleven
A New Zealand-led “Commando Raid” in the South Pacific: The Green Islands, 30–31 January 1944 
Shaun Mawdsley

 

Chapter Twelve
PLA Amphibious Campaigns and the Origins of the Joint Island Landing Campaign
Xiaobing Li

 

MILITARY MATERIEL AND PERSONNEL

Chapter Thirteen
U.S. Geostrategic Deterrence and A2/AD at Work in the American Civil War, 1861–1865
Howard J. Fuller

 

Chapter Fourteen
A Groundswell of Support in the Pacific: Deploying Small Wars Doctrine amid the Rise of Amphibious Warfare 
Evan Zachary Ota

 

Chapter Fifteen
Prelude to Stalin’s Third Crushing Blow: The Kerch-Eltigen Landing, 1943
Timothy Heck

 

Chapter Sixteen 
Not a Carbon Copy of the U.S. Marine Corps: The Development of the People’s Liberation Army Navy Marine Corps since 1979 and What that Means for the Chinese Power Project in the Pacific and Beyond
Edward Salo, PhD

 

Conclusion

Timothy Heck, B. A. Friedman, and Walker D. Mills

Select Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading 

Index

About the Authors