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  • Men Under the Seaby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A pulse-pounding compilation of bravery at the bottom of the ocean Commander Edward Ellsberg rose to fame after leading the harrowing effort to raise the sunken submarine S-51 just off Long Island. That is where he begins Men Under the Sea , his tribute to and history of the men who risk everything to plunge into the blackness of the deep sea.... more...

  • Under the Red Sea Sunby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    To recover North Africa from the Nazis, the Allies had to undertake the largest salvage operation the world had ever seen By 1942, Mussolini?s forces were on the run in East Africa. In order to slow the Allied advance, the Italians used audacious tactics. One included making ports inoperable, leaving the Allies without the infrastructure necessary... more...

  • No Banners, No Buglesby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The unheralded story of how salvage helped the Allies win back North Africa By the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world?s great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made him a literary star.... more...

  • On the Bottomby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    On September 25, 1925, the S-51 tragically sank to the ocean floor, and Edward Ellsberg was the man whose courage and determination brought it back The sinking of the submarine S-51 was one of the greatest tragedies in American naval history. Due to a miscommunication and subsequent collision between the sub and a passing steamship on a September... more...

  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In August 1917, at the height of the First World War, a small biplane landed on the makeshift flight deck of HMS Furious - the first ever carrier landing in aviation history. This small act ushered in a new era. Two decades later, when Britain stood on the brink of another World War, the Royal Navy had a small fleet of aircraft carriers, with several... more...

  • The Bismarck 1941by Angus Konstam; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The breakout of the German battleship Bismarck into the North Atlantic in May 1941 was one of the most dramatic naval episodes of World War II (1939-1945). It took place at a time when the resources of the Royal Navy were stretched thinly, and the British Home Fleet were hard pressed to counter this powerful German warship, which was vaunted as the... more...

  • The Royal Navy 1793-1815by Gregory Barnes

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 Britain was the undisputed master of the seas owing to the power and strength of the Royal Navy. Its fleets, comprising ships of the line, frigates, and gunboats, had doubled in size since the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, totaling almost a thousand capital vessels. This book examines... 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 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...