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  • British Naval Aviationby Tim Benbow

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement aircraft carriers in the early twenty-first century. In so doing, the volume offers fascinating insights into one of the most important... more...

  • The Admiralsby Michael Whitby; Richard H. Gimblett; Peter Haydon

    Dundurn Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    A biographical compendium of articles on the officers who led Canada?s navy from 1910 to 1968. more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act- The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur?s mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • Horatio Nelsonby Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Britain's war with Revolutionary France, becoming a hero... more...

  • The Command of the Oceanby N A M Rodger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. It describes not just battles, voyages and cruises but how the Navy was manned, how it was supplied with timber, hemp and iron, how its... more...

  • The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...

  • US Cruisers 1883-1904by Lawrence Burr; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the... more...

  • US Coast Guard in World War IIby Alejandro Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A... more...

  • USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiserby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the crucial battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the Battle of Savo Island on the August 9 and the Battle of Cape Esperance October 11-12th , 1942. The first was... more...

  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnoughtby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British... more...