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  • German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blücher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lützow. These Cruisers were... more...

  • German Light Cruisers 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy.... more...

  • German Destroyers 1939#45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their... more...

  • I Saw Three Shipsby Patrick Cundy

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 10.94

    May 1912, Even before the public inquiry into the loss of RMS Titanic opens, it is clear that the catastrophic loss of life is attributable to the apathetic negligence of the Board of Trade. A Vote of No Confidence will see the government fall. Attention must be diverted; a scapegoat sacrificed. One-such man is found and his life ruined. The Asquith... more...

  • The Dardanelles Disasterby Dan van der Vat

    Overlook 2010; US$ 12.99

    The British Navy's catastrophic attempt to pass through the Dardanelles to Constantinople was a turning point in the history of World War I, and its repercussions still affect us today. Acclaimed naval military expert Dan van der Vat argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles prolonged the war by two years, led to the Russian Revolution, forced Britain... more...

  • USN Carriers vs IJN Carriersby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating huge aircraft carrier development programs. As the Pacific war escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few... more...

  • D-Day 1944 (2)by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The second title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on ?Utah? Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German resistance... more...

  • The Forgotten Heroesby Brian Herbert

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 8.99

    The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition of being in the forefront of every American military action and has served with distinction in every conflict. New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert chronicles the amazing exploits of these gallant seamen, assembling a fascinating array of data from historical documents, government records,... more...