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  • British Battleships 1914-18 (2)by Angus Konstam; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Royal Navy's Grand Fleet dominance at Jutland in World War I centered around big-gun battleships designed to overpower Germany's High Seas Fleet. In 1906, the Germans began building a dreadnought fleet of their own, and while they used a smaller main gun than the British, word soon reached the British Admiralty that German designers were planning... more...

  • Shallow Watersby C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers, the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant... more...

  • Steady, Boys, Steady!by C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    The author says this book is a profound study of our incomparable Navy, and indeed it is, but the guileless solemnity with which he presents and explains a wealth of untoward incident combines Norfield's innocently literal interpretations to make it just as diverting as it is profound. Beyond doubt there is no other like it. Both author and artist... more...

  • Operation Neptune 1944by Ken Ford

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    June 6th, 1944: the largest fleet in history landed Eisenhower's Allied army on the beaches of Normandy against Erwin Rommel's Nazi German defenses. Almost seventy years on from D Day, the story of the greatest armada seen in world history is still not widely known. It has been celebrated in only two major books, both titled Operation Neptune; the... more...

  • Q Ship vs U-Boatby David Greentree; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    At the start of World War I a new and potent threat to Britain's naval supremacy took shape in the form of the Kaiser's Imperial German submarines, thanks to their recently acquired ability to submerge and stalk their adversaries. A submarine's crew could not board and capture a merchant ship, however, and at first the German leadership was reluctant... more...

  • Standfast the Fleetby David Wragg

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    Dreadnoughts, battlecruisers, submarines and aircraft defined the British World War I experience against the Kaiser's Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey, and their deployment made the conflict truly a world war. This expressed the culmination of naval surface warfare while hinting at the shape of future conflicts. This was a global... more...

  • US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classesby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    American Navy cruisers built prior to World Wat II saw extensive action throughout the Pacific War, in both surface actions like Guadalcanal, and carrier battles like Midway. Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises... more...

  • Forces of the Hanseatic Leagueby David Nicolle; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    The famous but largely unchronicled Hanseatic League (or simple "the Hanse/Hansa") was a Tuetonic German commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbor towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbors, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much... more...

  • Buccaneers Of The Caribbeanby Jon Latimer

    Orion Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.99

    This is the incredible true story of piracy in the Caribbean, proof positive that fact is stranger than fiction. From the moment the English established their first tiny colonies in the New World, semi-legal pirates took on the might of the Spanish Empire. The lure of Spanish gold was so strong that French and Dutch privateers soon joined them. Sometimes... more...

  • HMAS Sydneyby Tom Frame

    Hachette Australia 2012; US$ 17.99

    On 19 November 1941, the pride of the Australian Navy, the light cruiser Sydney, fought a close-quarters battle with the German armed raider HSK Kormoran off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships sank ? and not one of the 645 men on board the Sydney survived. Was Sydney?s captain guilty of negligence by allowing his ship to manoeuvre... more...